From the Forum: Strata manager charges have 10 pages of “extras”


Your strata scheme is in disarray, the strata manager doesn’t know what they’re doing (or doesn’t care … or both). There hasn’t been a committee election for years and nobody knows who is supposed to be doing what.

A new strata manager is all ready to roll in and sort everything out.  However, their contract has 10 pages of Schedule B charges that mean they get paid more for every little extra thing they do.

Ten pages? That’s more than the wine list in a posh restaurant … or the instructions for that new gadget you got for Christmas (in the booklet you discarded as soon as you found out where to put the batteries).

It’s also a potential goldmine for a strata manager moving into a dysfunctional strata scheme where the emails and phone calls are flying thick and fast.

So what do you do?  The answer may be HERE.

And here’s another strata manager related question. What do you do when you discover that for years the strata manager, whose offices are in your block, has been using the cleaners employed to work on common property to clean their offices?  That’s HERE.

Elsewhere on the Flat Chat forum:

  • Will installing an integrated smoke alarm system lead to us having to put in sprinklers?  That’s HERE.
  • Did you see the episode of the X-Files about the dreadful fate awaiting anyone who disagreed with the strata committee?  There’s a link HERE.
  • The debate about whether or not we can demand to see other owners’ email addresses rolls on HERE, as does the question about what to do about owners who were invalidly nominated but elected to the committee. That’s HERE.
  • There’s a link to a radio feature on how Airbnb has seriously worsened a housing shortage in Hobart HERE.
  • Can we compel the strata committee to install hot water for our shared laundries on every floor, for health reasons.  Shared laundries on every floor?  I know!  Anyway, there’s a stack of responses HERE.
  • Can we be forced to give up a visitor space to all for access for a mobility scooter?  That’s HERE.

There’s a whole heap of responses to all these questions and more on the Flat Chat Forum.

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