No – the decision as to who to appoint as the strata manager or strata management company is 100% that of the owners corporation.
Owners corporations will often elect a strata management Committee (also known as body corporate Committee) to make decision for and on behalf of the owners corporation. In fact, in Victoria the Owners Corporations Act 2006 stipulates that it is mandatory for owners corporations with more than 13 lots to elect a Committee at each Annual General Meeting.
Where there is a Committee representing the owners corporation then the decision as to who to appoint as the strata manager or strata management company is often that of the Committee.
In terms of Strata Management Consultants Melbourne – our job and role is solely to present the Committee with all the facts, figures, information, and guidance when it comes changing strata management companies.
We don’t make recommendations as our independence and impartiality are an integral part of what we do.