Four Ways Land Surveyors Can Help You With Strata Issues In Australia
A strata scheme is a form of community title that allows multiple owners to own individual units in a building. The ownership of the complex is divided into 'lots', each of which has its own title.
Some strata schemes are managed by an owner's corporation, which is made up of all the unit owners in a building or complex. Each owner must pay an amount towards the maintenance and upkeep of the building, as well as any other costs associated with running it, such as insurance or common area maintenance costs.
Here are four ways that land surveyors can help you with strata issues in Australia:
1. Land Surveyors Can Assess Boundary Lines In Strata Developments
As strata developments are built, they often have boundary lines that need to be established. A land surveyor will be able to assess these boundaries and ensure that they are correct so that other residents in the development know where their boundaries are. They will also be able to ensure that the boundaries are marked clearly so that everyone knows where they are.
2. Land Surveyors Can Create Plans For New Strata Developments
When a new stratum development is being built, it is important for all of the owners to agree on what needs to happen before building can begin. This includes things like where parking bays will be located and how many units will be available per floor. A land surveyor can create plans for these developments which show where everything will go and how many units there will be so that everyone knows what they are getting into when they purchase a unit or a block of units in a new stratum development.
3. Land Surveyors Can Ensure Compliance With Covenants
Covenants are restrictions placed on properties by developers when they first sell them as part of their contracts with buyers. A land surveyor can ensure that all covenants have been correctly implemented in your building so that everyone knows what they are entitled to do with their own unit or lot – often these restrictions will relate to landscaping or parking arrangements for example.
4. Land Surveyors Can Determine Who Is Responsible For Common Areas
Common areas may include lifts, external walkways or car parks for example. A land surveyor will be able to assess what proportion of these costs each owner is responsible for when they conduct a strata plan survey. This can prevent confusion and misunderstandings between owners about who is responsible for what.
Land surveyors play an important role in a strata development. They can help you with boundary lines, land and strata boundaries, lot dimensions and more.