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What can residents do to deal with difficult or unpleasant residents who do not comply with the body corporates House Rules or By-Laws?

The fundamental solution to encouraging harmony within a strata property is to create a feeling of community within a building. If owners and residents can be encouraged to communicate with their neighbours then disputes and miss understanding are reduced. If you know your neighbour and they do something that annoys you or is inappropriate [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:57:13+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What property is body corporate common property and what is the unit owner’s property and responsibility to maintain?

This subject creates more confusion and misunderstanding in strata property than any other subject. Basically if it is inside your unit it is the responsibility of the unit owner. If it is outside your unit then it is common property and the responsibility of the body corporate or the shared responsibility of all the owners. [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:58:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What insurance does the body corporate hold and what is the unit owner’s responsibility to insure?

At the Annual General Meeting each year the body corporates insurance is reviewed. Under the legislation the body corporate must insure the building and hold public liability insurance. The details of these policies vary depending on the insurance policy and the terms negotiated by the body corporates insurance broker. The unit owner should insure their [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:58:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How is the body corporate budget calculated and what is the process for the body corporate agree on the amount to be levied?

Every year a body corporate holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to consider among other things what funds it needs to collect for the coming year. If in the previous year it spent more than it collected then in addition to the funds it needs for the coming year it should also make up any [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:58:11+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments