Common Space and Open Space
1. What do you mean by Open Terraces?
Ans: The term Open Terraces is defined in the Bye-law No. 3(xxi) of the Model Bye-laws of the Society. “Open terraces” means the area terraces which are otherwise not in the exclusive possession of any of the members of the Society.
2. What do you mean by the term Common Amenities and Facilities?
Ans: The term Common Areas & Facilities is defined in the Bye-law No.3 (xxii) of the Model Bye-laws of the Society. According to Bye-law No.3 (xxii), “Common Areas & Facilities” means:
1. the land on which the building is located;
2 . the foundations, columns, guarders, beams, supports, main walls, roofs, halls, corridors, lobbies, stairs-ways, fire escapes and entrances and exits of the building;
3 . the basements, cellars, yards, gardens, parking areas and storage spaces;
4 . the premises for persons employed for the management of the property;
5 . installations of central services, such as power, light, gas, hot and cold water, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and generators;
6. the elevators, tanks, pumps, motors, fans, compressors, ducts and in general all apparatus and installations existing for common use;
7 . such community and commercial facilities as may have been provided for;
8 . all other parts of the property necessary or convenient to its existence, maintenance and safety or normally in common use.
3. What is an Open Space?
Ans: Open space means an area, which forms an integral part of the site, and which is left open to sky. The term Open space is defined in the Bye-law No. 3(xx) of the Model Bye-laws of the Society.
4. To whom the ownership of open space in housing Society?
Ans: The ownership of the open Spaces like terrace, compound, parking places etc. of the co-operative housing society lie with the cooperative society No one have private ownership.