We have been asked about appointing a strata manager and the steps involved in this process. This has been answered by Phil Langton, Langton Strata Management.
Question: Our Strata Manager has resigned and we are looking at appointing a strata manager at an upcoming meeting. What are the steps required for the Council of Owners to appoint?
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Our Strata Manager has resigned and we are looking at appointing a strata manager at an upcoming meeting. What are the steps required for the Council of Owners to appoint? What are the rules around voting, etc?
Answer: Write to each owner indicating what it is you wish to do and why.
I see by your question that your complex is going through a transformation.
If your current strata manager is resigning, yes there is a need to engage the services of a new Strata Manager.
Like any service being supplied you need to know what services are being offered so you can make a comparison of value for money.
Based on 2 or 3 quotes the Council of Owners can make an informed decision or may know someone they are in agreement with for the position.
A simple majority vote of Council members to decide who will be selected if Council are not unanimous.
Upon the minuted agreement of whom your new Strata Manager should be, an instruction to your current strata manager that you will require the books and other articles belonging to the strata company and in his possession for safe keeping to be ready for hand over within 14 days or earlier from the date you notify him of this request.
You make arrangements for the records to be delivered to you or for the new strata manager to pick up from the old strata manager or you.
Section 43 (1)(b) of the Strata Titles Act 1985 will give a list of items for handover.
This post appears in Strata News #162
This is my general opinion only and suitable specialists in these areas should be sort for clarification on all points.