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According to Strata Community Association (NSW), here is the definition of a Building Manager:
- The term Building Manager is often interchangeable with Facility Manager and Caretaker. A Building Manager (usually a company) is engaged by the owners at a general meeting by way of approval of a proposed contract or agreement. The service expectations can vary under these contracts, though generally, the expectation is for a suitably experienced person to be on-site to supervise activities relating to repairs and maintenance of common property. This can also include security and workplace health and safety.
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QLD: Terminating Management Rights Agreements
This edition of LookUpStrata’s Strata Snapshot Series, Mario Esera provides detailed information about:
1. Why is the process of terminating management rights agreements so difficult for body corporates?
2. What do you feel should be done to prevent these difficulties in the future?
Mario also discusses the steps involved in terminating, provides examples and talks about reasonableness.
Most Recent Building Manager & Caretaking Articles
- NSW: Does your Owners Corporation have a Misbehaving Building Manager? NCAT Gives some Hope with First-Time Orders to Terminate Caretaker Agreement! - A recent NCAT decision has broken new ground in making orders for the termination of a Building Manager Agreement. The finding was that the caretaker had failed to perform the relevant agreement satisfactorily and that the building manager agreement was harsh, oppressive, unreasonable or unconscionable.
- QLD: Removing committee members - From time to time, a body corporate may for various reasons decide to remove a committee member or members from office. In this article, we outline the ways that the body corporate can achieve this.
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