Committee management

What to do when your property manager won’t get matters resolved?  – Linda, NSW

If you are a tenant and the matter relates to an issue within your apartment, you may be able to apply …

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What are the fire laws regarding furniture stored in the garage?  – John, NSW

Each property’s by-laws or rules will deal with this slightly differently, so it’s best to refer to the by-laws specific for …

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What is the role of the chairperson on a strata committee?  – Louise, NSW

The primary role of the chairperson is to preside at all general and committee meetings, and to determine quorums and procedural …

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What is the benefit of having a professional strata manager, rather than self-managing the owners corporation? NSW

The legislation governing owners corporations and the compliance requirements are quite complex. Self-managed owners corporations are expected to perform the role …

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When putting a management agreement in place, are you confined to 1 year, 2 years or 3 years? Can you say have an agreement for 17 months, if the committee desires it? – Ronnie, NSW

Management agreement limits vary depending on the type of property. If the strata scheme’s first annual general meeting has been held, …

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As the Chairperson, how can I ensure that only proactive owners supportive of the whole owners corporation are members of the strata committee? Terry, NSW

While Queensland is the only state that has a legislative code of conduct for committee members, property owners in other states …

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Can the role of chairperson and treasurer be held by the same person? Liam, NSW

There are three office bearing roles on a strata committee chairperson, secretary and treasurer. These roles can all be held by …

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