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What is Body Corporate? Your Questions Answered

What is Body Corporate? Your Questions Answered

A Body Corporate is the general term used throughout Australia to encompass all forms of shared Titles. A Body Corporate is any Legal Corporate entity. This terminology is a general term to cover the various names used across all the different State legislations. In South Australia, our forms of Body Corporate properties are Strata or […]

Why Communication Is Vital In Strata

Why Communication Is Vital In Strata

Communication within a Strata or Community Corporation is vital to ensure that large decisions are made correctly and with all the required information. Communication is also vital to the day to day running of your Body Corporate. Whether Strata or Community Corporation Committees are communicating with each other, their Manager or a third party, ensuring […]

How Do I Call a Strata Meeting in South Australia?

How Do I Call a Strata Meeting in South Australia?

An Extraordinary General Meeting can be called by the Secretary, any two members of the Management Committee or one-fifth of the unit Owners (i.e one-fifth of the number of units in the complex per the  Strata Title Act 1988. At least 14 days’ notice needs to be provided to all Owners before the meeting, along […]

How Do I Terminate A Strata Manager

How Do I Terminate A Strata Manager

In South Australia, it is standard practice to appoint a manager at a properly convened meeting of a Corporation (either an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting) and these contracts (management agreement) will usually run for a 12-month term. The Management agreement will have outlined the term of appointment. The Agency agreement may […]

What makes a Good Strata Manager?

What makes a Good Strata Manager?

Depending on who you ask, there will most likely be varying differing opinions on what constitutes a “good” strata manager. To answer this question, it would first be appropriate to address what your Strata Manager should be doing regardless, whether they are “good” or not. A Strata Manager could be defined as a person or nominee (often representing a Strata management Company) engaged […]

Who can be a Strata Manager?

Who can be a Strata Manager?

Legal requirements for who can practice as a professional Strata Manager differs from state to state. For example, in New South Wales to practise as a Strata Manager, one must be appropriately licensed, However, in South Australia, there are currently no legal restrictions on who can manage Strata and Community titled property. Therefore, it is […]

How are Strata Fees (levies) calculated?

How are Strata Fees (levies) calculated?

A common question put to Strata Managers, sometimes followed up by “Why are the fees higher in this Strata group when the other group I am a part of is much lower?” We will address the first question first. This may be surprising to some, but it is not the Strata Manager or the Management […]

Can You Manage Your Own Strata?

Can You Manage Your Own Strata?

The short answer is, yes. But any experienced Strata Manager will always recommend that a group be professionally managed. This recommendation will not necessarily come from a place that is seeking your business, but more so from knowing what skills and knowledge are required to ensure that the collective of owners is remaining compliant with […]

How do I contact Strata management?

How do I contact Strata management?

In some instances, a Strata or Community titled group of units may actually be self-managed (being run by the Corporation Members, without any employed Body Corporate Manager. In these instances, the Members are managing the property themselves, so all contact would need to be made to the Corporations Presiding Officer, Secretary or Committee. Where a […]

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