This will depend on the extent of works to be undertaken and whether it is cosmetic work, minor renovations or major renovations.
Owners can do cosmetic work such as interior painting, repairing minor cracks in the internal walls and handing paintings etc without approval.
The owners corporation can declare other types of work as ‘cosmetic’ if they pass a by-law.
Owners need an approval from at least 50% of the owners, before doing any minor renovations such as renovating a kitchen, changing the flooring, installing an air conditioning unit
These renovations cannot change the outside appearance of a lot or include any structural changes or waterproofing.
The owners corporation can also pass a by-law to define certain work as cosmetic or minor renovations to allow the process to proceed more easily for owners. We can assist with the preparation sand registration of such a by-law if required.
Any major renovations including waterproofing, structural changes or changes which might alter the external appearance of the property require approval by way of special resolution which means at least 75% of the owners must agree.