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    Hi Amanda,

    Bathroom extractor fans normally have a top component installed above the ceiling and another component installed below the ceiling.

    If the exhaust fan in an apartment building, services only one lot and is installed partly above the ceiling and partly below the ceiling, who is responsible for repairing/maintaining it?

    Amanda Farmer

    Hi Pauline,

    I’m not sure if you saw my answer to your earlier post with the same title here? https://yourstrataproperty.com.au/qanda/topic/exhaust-fans/

    The part ‘above the ceiling’ is going to be connected to some form of ducting which the air travels down to exhaust outside. Is that ducting then connected to a system that is serving more than one lot? In top floor lots, maybe not. In other lots, probably.

    As set out in my above post, the key point to determine is whether the item is “for the exclusive benefit of the lot”. When connected to a common system servicing other lots, the “fan” (by which I mean the system that provides bathroom ventilation to this lot) is not for the exclusive benefit of the lot.



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