What is considered an improvement to property and what is considered maintenance? We break down this tricky topic to help you understand the difference. Check out our top 3 takeaways below.
There are plenty of past decisions, as our webinar highlights. Rely upon them to give you the guidance you need. Where necessary, seek legal advice to get application of them to your situation. That might sound like a lot of effort but where a lot of money is involved, it will be worth it. This is especially the case if the issue is likely to be a contested one
There is no substitute for due process and when it comes to maintenance or improvement, there might be several levels of approval. Each one might have a different threshold of approval. If in doubt, seek clarification but when it comes down to it, ensure you convene the ‘right’ meeting and seek the ‘right’ threshold. Don’t hope you can get away with what seems easiest or most convenient at the time.
The QCAT case - https://www.sclqld.org.au/caselaw/QCATA/2022/15
Our newsletter on the issue - https://blog.hyneslegal.com.au/news/a-fresh-coat-of-paint-maintenance-or-improvement