When living in a Body Corporate/Owners Corporation, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. When conflict arises between Committee members, badly handled dispute resolution can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties of a Body Corporate/Owners Corporation.
So, how do you handle conflicts within the Committee?
For some people, it’s easy to become extremely defensive and want to meet the conflict head on, but this will only make matters worse. Other people prefer to ignore the issue in the hope that it goes away. This will also make matters worse. So, what do you do?
Who should you escalate your concerns to?
If you are an owner in a Strata property, you can contact your Community Manager with any concerns or disputes that are occurring. Alternatively, in Queensland the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management provides a dispute resolution service, however, recommends that attempts at self-resolution are always made as the first step.
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