I'd be really grateful for any advice: (Sorry if this is in the wrong place, and it's a bit long as well ) We are renting a flat, and the attached car space is a brick carport (looks just like a garage without the door). I would like to put a roller door on for better security, as my partner's Triumph 675 was lifted from the carport last year. It's been replaced by the insurance company but the new one is being kept in his parents garage 20 kms away, which is really crap. (I'm looking at getting a new bike myself as well, so we would be keeping both in there) So we asked the owner of the flat if we could put a door on at our own expense (we plan on staying here a while) and she was perfectly happy for us to go ahead. So then we tried to get permission from the body corporate, but it turns out the access to the communal hot water system is through the back of the carport, and they are concerned about access for maintenance. We offered to give the body corporate management a key, and to provide access 24/7 ourselves also, but they want us to have a electronic code lock (costs $165 and would be at our expense) so they can give the code to the plumber when required. We aren't happy about this as it seems a bit insecure, what if the plumber tells his mates etc and the bikes get stolen, I don't think the insurance company would be too happy about the arrangement either. To make things worse, the body corporate won't give us an answer either way, we asked months ago and i've tried calling and emailing, but the management just blames the chairman (who is a woman who lives in the building, and she doesn't answer her door bell either) So what i was wondering, if we go ahead and just get the door installed, and sort out the access problem after the fact, can the body corporate evict us, or somehow retaliate in other ways? ie: how much power do they have?