WHY DOES MY BALCONY OR TERRACE UPGRADE REQUIRE BOARD or STRATA APPROVAL?
Every condominium community has rules about what you can and cannot do on the balcony or terrace of your suite. That's because these outdoor spaces are, in legal terms, "exclusive-use common areas" : although only you can use them (exclusive-use), they belong to the building and are managed by your Condominium Board.
Balconies and terraces are built to meet building code, and can include extras, such as water supply, gas lines or lighting. The Declarant Documents you received on purchasing your condo should outline any restrictions related to how the balcony or terrace was built.
As a condominium owner, if you want to alter or improve your balcony or terrace, you need Board approval. Its their job to ensure the building remains safe for all residents, and that nothing is done that could damage the intergirty of the building itself. Garden Connections™ has years of experience addressing the questions and concerns of Property Managers and Condominium Boards.
We provide you with the checklist of items required by your Property Manager and, we provide the administrative documents to ensure that every application for a Garden Connections™ upgrade is thorough and complete. All our ideas and work meet, and often exceed, Board requirements which means your application should be processed faster.