The SSKB team of professional Strata Managers are fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully implement strategies to deal with the day-to-day operations of a Body Corporate Community.
Sometimes people get confused about the duties of a Strata Manager.
Each state in Australia has different legislative requirements and terminology resulting in many different ways to refer to the topic of community management, but the role is exactly the same.
The Role of a Body Corporate Manager
The role of a Strata Manager is to support strata communities to meet the legislative and administrative obligations of running a Body Corporate.
The specific duties performed may change from community to community dependent on its size, complexity and the involvement of the Body Corporate Committee. The management agreement outlines the details of that role. A Strata Manager can only take instructions from the Committee.
Some of a Strata Managers tasks include:
- Preparing and distributing meeting notices and minutes;
- Attending meetings;
- Providing guidance and expert advice on taxation and legislative matters;
- Paying invoices for works carried out;
- Keeping financial accounts;
- Providing continuity of management processes and record keeping;
- Ensuring appropriate insurance is in place and up to date
- Administration and handling day-to-day paperwork
Strata Managers often take on the duties of Secretary and Treasurer which involves:
- Calling committee and general meetings
- Sending out levy notices and by-law contravention notices
- Sending out the minutes of meetings
- Paying invoices on behalf of the Body Corporate
So, are there things a Body Corporate Manager does not do?
A Strata Manager is not the same as a Building Manager whose duties may include the maintenance of common property, however a Committee may ask a Strata Manager to arrange for those services to be performed.
Strata Managers are not Real Estate agents nor Letting agents.
A Strata Manager does not set levies or makes decisions on the running of a Strata Community – that is the prerogative and obligation of the lot owners.
They cannot provide legal advice, but they can point to relevant clauses in state legislation that may assist committees to make a decision.