This Q&A about duties of a building manager has been answered by Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal.
Question: What are the duties of a building manager when it comes to providing relevant information to committee members before a vote is taken?
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I would like to know the duties of a building manager, and if it is their responsibility to provide all relevant information to committee members before a vote is taken?
Should they do the research or expect the committee members to?
I live in Queensland many of our lot owners are very unhappy with the managers’ level of commitment and execution of their duties.
Answer: It depends on the terms of the caretaking agreement – and what you consider to be all relevant information.
It depends on the terms of the caretaking agreement – and what you consider to be all relevant information.
As an example – if the issue was getting some concreting done and the caretaking agreement required the manager to get two quotes, the manager would just need to get the two quotes and present them to the committee. The manager wouldn’t need to go as far as researching the contractor and doing a background check on them. That would be something the committee is then responsible for.
If the caretaking agreement required the manager to make a recommendation to the committee about which quote to use, then the manager would probably need to do some research so that they could back up their recommendation.
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