You’re in for an exciting journey ahead, but it can be easy to get lost in all the terminology and rules in place. That’s why we’ve produced articles discussing common strata committee topics such as strata committee roles, what happens in the various strata meetings and how to run them, and your rights and responsibilities when it comes to voting and making decisions.
In a strata or body corporate property, various individuals and entities work together to ensure everything runs like clockwork and the legal and compliance obligations of the strata property are fulfilled. Learn more about the four key players that contribute to the daily operations of strata management.
As there can be numerous property owners that make up the owners corporation or body corporate and multiple legislated responsibilities to manage, it’s generally not practical to have all owners participate in all the decision-making processes, hence the importance of appointing a strata committee.
Learn about the main differences between an owners corporation and a strata committee, as well as their responsibilities.
Find out more about what the role of each strata committee member (chairperson, secretary, treasurer, and strata manager) is, as well as the recommended qualities you should seek for each role.
A strata committee is one of the most crucial functions to get right as the committee makes decisions on behalf of the owners corporation when it comes to managing your strata property. Learn of the nine things to consider when appointing your committee members.
The strata committee is responsible for overseeing that the legislative functions of the owners corporation are being executed such as record keeping, finances, and insurance obligations. The committee’s actual functions depend on whether it is self-managed or if there is a strata manager engaged.
An owners corporation may engage a licensed strata manager (also known as a body corporate manager or owners corporation manager) to help them manage their strata property. Read about the seven main duties and responsibilities of a strata manager and find a step-by-step guide on how to change your existing strata manager to a new one.
What you need to know when it comes to the three types of strata meetings: the annual general meeting (AGM), general meetings, and committee meetings.
Successful strata committees are organised and have meeting processes and procedures so that the members know how meetings will be run and what will be expected from them. Here is what happens before, during and after a meeting.
Here are eight topics that you may want to understand and cover to make the most out of your strata committee meetings so no time is wasted and the most important matters are attended to.
To help you better prepare for your next AGM, here are some topics that will cover general meeting rules and requirements.
The powers of owners corporations, and hence their strata committees, are tempered by various legislative restrictions. Learn more about what a strata committee cannot do and find out more about the duties of care and obligations for strata committee members.
Voting ensures that decisions are made fairly and equitably and all owners have a say in the management of the common property and affairs of the owners corporation or body corporate. Decisions are determined by three types of resolutions that can be passed at strata meetings. We break down each resolution so you can easily understand them and see how they differ.
By knowing your rights and responsibilities and staying involved in strata matters, you can ensure your voice is heard. Here’s what you need to know about strata voting to have your say in matters relating to the owners corporation.
If you are unable to attend a meeting but would like your vote to be presented, you can select someone to cast your vote on your behalf via a proxy. Here are 10 things you should know when it comes to proxy voting.
A quick guide to the contents of meeting notices for general meetings, as well as a breakdown per state of when notices need to be provided to meeting attendees.
What are tenant rights and obligations? Whether you’re a tenant or a strata property owner with tenants, it is important to understand the rights and obligations for tenants when it comes to various strata matters.
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Through this series, you’ll gain insight into what a committee is, the importance of a committee, who does what in the committee, how you can run a successful committee, and much more.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the strata terminology, we’re here to help you make sense of it all. Our strata dictionary will help you understand some of the common and complex industry terms, tailored for your state.