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  • #51237
    AvatarArthurSixpence
    Flatchatter
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    I’m part of a self-managed strata, and I suspect something fishy has been going on with levies for a number of years (I don’t want to go into more detail than that, as I know one of the committee members reads these forums). Let’s just say I suspect a “pea-and-shell” game has been being played.

    Each year the agenda has the standard motion for appointing an auditor, which always gets voted down. Under the circumstances I’d be happy to personally fund the appointment of an auditor if people agreed to it, but is that even possible within the framework of such a motion? Or can I just enlist an auditor to check things out on my behalf anyway, and if so, what provisions (if any) are there within strata law for that to happen?

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  • #51259
    AvatarArthurSixpence
    Flatchatter
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    Indeed, StrataBox would be an ideal solution (given the relatively simple strata situation we’re in) – except that the wrongdoers-in-chief have way too much to hide for it to be entertained as an option. The financial situation is just the tip of the iceberg, with all of the worst sorts of traits, motivations and behaviours that one sees described in these forums well and truly in play. Given the historical apathy of other strata members (as well as reluctance and/or cluelessness on the part of certain committee members), it’s hard to see how the situation can be remedied after all this time without a whole lot of unpleasantness.

    If only it were a good time to sell.

    #51256
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster

    Mind you , the strata manager may charge you for the privilege, but it’s $34 odd for the first hour.

    True.  But this scheme is self-managed, so the issue may be the Flatchatter getting their hands on the records, if indeed there are any.  There is a whole can of compliance worms waiting to be opened here, and inevitable resentment and bad feeling within the community.

    I think it might be more productive to forget what’s happened in the past and implement a self-management scheme like StrataBox mto get everything on track for the future.

    #51251
    Avatarkaindub
    Flatchatter

    As an owner you are entitled to inspect all and any records of the Owners Corporation. Additionally you may appoint any person to do the same on your behalf.

    So you can get your own auditor to go through the books.

    Mind you , the strata manager may charge you for the privilege, but it’s $34 odd for the first hour.

    #51246
    Avatarbrianpr
    Flatchatter

    In my experience, auditors appointed at AGMs do one thing only – check that there is an invoice for every payment. They do NOT go “through the books.” You might have to gather all the financial information you can and place it with an accountant – at your expense.

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