What is included in a standard body corporate agreement?
Body corporate living tends to come with many misconceptions and confusion about the responsibilities of a body corporate manager. By having a service management agreement this helps to clarify responsibilities and assists in setting realistic expectations.
For example, a common misconception is that body corporate managers are responsible for managing common property maintenance. Under the legislation, bodies corporates cannot delegate this responsibility, but they can request that the body corporate manager organise quotes and manage contractors for a fee.
The agreement can also be used to tailor services that are important to the committee and to ensure the body corporate is paying for what they use.
For example, obtaining quotations and issuing work orders for repairs and maintenance may not be part of the standard services. If this is service will be utilised often, the committee would be wise to include this as part of the agreed services.