Serving on a strata committee is a great way to protect your investment and serve your community. The proper functioning of these bodies is essential for the peace and prosperity for owners. But being on a committee that's not run well and you will get frustrated and harassed by malcontent owners. Our services for strata committees and managers are designed to bring clarity to what can be a confusing area. We specialise in by-laws, repair and maintenance cases, management rights, and building management contract cases.
As part of our commitment to keeping the strata industry informed, we're also posting our free training notes on the upcoming NSW strata laws changes here.
The rules for strata community living, known as by-laws, are important for setting boundaries and expectations about behaviour as well as documenting property rights for private use areas that can be as valuable as freehold titled property. We write new by-laws, update out of date by-laws, and help resolve disputes about their enforcement.
Repair and maintenance cases
Much time and heartache in strata comes from misunderstandings about who's responsible for what property. Our quick and accurate diagnoses of responsibility help all parties determine who should pay and what, if any, insurance claims may be available.
Management rights and building management contracts
Long term agreements for onsite services for cleaning, care-taking, letting, and concierges are often controversial and problematic for owners and committees. These agreements are often set up by developers who profit from the sale of the management rights, particularly in Queensland where the practice is widespread. We help strata committees and managers get value for money and where possible renegotiate the terms of such contracts.