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    AvatarFromthenorth
    Flatchatter

    Our strata in Melbourne has decided that they would do the work themselves rather than the strata manager to find 3 quotes from tradesmen for any jobs required.+

    What are the various way you could source tradesmen ?

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  • #49625
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    When strata managers are left to source tradies themselves, this inevitably leads to suspicions (usually unwarranted) they they are in cahoots, getting kickbacks from inflated charges.  That’s why they are asked to source three quotes.

    Part of the strata manager’s duty of care is to make sure the tradie is qualified, licensed and insured. That takes time and therefore has a cost attached.

    Most strata manager have a list of reputable tradies that they know are fully licensed and insured. The downside is that there may be good people not on that list.

    However, if you and your committee cohorts aren’t even sure how to find tradies in the first place, how likely are you to be able to do those due diligence checks and how likely is your research to be accurate?

    Perhaps you should start by contacting the strata committees in other blocks and ask who they used and how they worked out.  Or just google the trade you require alonside the word “strata” and see what that turns up.

     

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    #49631
    Avatarpukoh
    Flatchatter

    why go to all the trouble? The point of strata managers IS to do this.

    we self managed for a few years, and you quickly learn good trades people are few and far between!

    EVEN if your managers receive kickbacks, the amount of time and headaches you WILL get from managing trades yourself is NOT WORTH IT!

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