What are common areas?
Common areas, which are shown on the site plan in the Jointly Owned Property Declaration are those parts of property designated for common use by unit owners and occupiers and are generally those areas that are not part of an individual unit. The areas may include, but are not limited to: hallways, lobbies, stairwells, lifts and lift wells, roof, driveways, common area car parks (as opposed to individual allotted car park spaces for unit owners). They also cover service utilities and associated equipment such as air conditioning, cabling, electrical, telecommunications, computer and data service utilities, security systems, plumbing, drainage systems, mail delivery systems. Other systems designed to enhance the utilities of units and or common areas – such as gardens, pools, gymnasiums, and recreational rooms – are also covered in this term.