Within body corporate developments, responsibilities for repairs and maintenance and who pays for them are covered by the Unit Titles Act 2010 (UTA). You can see the UTA by clicking here
The body corporate committee here at Freemans Park realises that not all of us will know the who, what, when about who pays and has put together some points to help clarify the situation.
Basically, owners are responsible for maintenance of their private property, that is, the area within the unit title boundaries of principal units and accessory units, including decks and balconies. The exception is when the repair needed is to a building element that serves more than one unit . In this case the body corporate is responsible for the repair – however, owners of units who benefit from this work will pay the costs and this is done by by way of an “on-charge”, ie, the charge is passed on to the owner for payment.