This article discusses the stages of the assignment process, why the body corporate is involved and what rights they have, and whether they should get legal advice on the assignment.
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What is required to amend the caretaking agreement to address issues with the caretaker’s duties or remuneration – with a specific focus on the lesser known, and often overlooked, statutory review process.
We’ve seen many changes for bodies corporate and resident managers due to COVID-19. One issue that has not and cannot change is how options and variations of term are dealt with in management rights agreements.
In response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis, Strata Community Association has developed a series of Best Practice Guidelines for Building Managers, Strata Committees and Residents.
In certain circumstances, a body corporate may be in a position where it may wish to ‘buy-back’ the management rights and caretaker’s unit within its own community titles scheme.
A common property condition report has become an effective tool to review the condition of the common property and the duties undertaken by the caretaker on a day to day basis. Any inspection is likely to result in some findings no matter how well the property has been maintained.
Question: Is the body corporate, or the Committee as representative of the body corporate, under any obligation to show cause if it just votes No to an extension of management rights?
It is time for the management rights industry to look at revisiting the management rights assignment process. Everyone needs to start treating the assignment process with a bit more respect. The days are long gone where the assignment was simply tick-a-box and move on.
‘We need to rid ourselves of this blood-sucking dysfunctional and truly unfair caretaker’s contract. It’s bleeding us absolutely dry!’
Question: Our intercom system is broken, couriers are unable to contact me to let me know they have a parcel for delivery to my apartment and the Complex Manager will not assist.