How to Change Strata Management

How to Change Strata Management

As a property owner or property investor, you need to surround yourself with a hardworking team, so working with committed and dedicated strata management is essential. However, if things aren’t panning out with your current strata management, you do have options. In today’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at how to change strata management – whether it be an individual strata manager or a strata management company. Keep reading to find out more!



What is strata management?

As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, strata management is the company or individuals who manage your strata property. They are responsible for making sure that everything runs smoothly and according to the rules, being proactive when it comes to problems, and taking care of the maintenance of the building. Some strata owners may have different views and concerns regarding their strata management, which is normal. However, if you are dissatisfied with your current strata management, there are various steps you can take to make changes.


How do you change strata management?

Changing strata management is a multi-step process: 

  • Talk to your strata management

Get in touch with your current strata management and let them know that you are unhappy with their services. The best thing to do is to attend a meeting and raise the issue, keeping an open mind. See if they are prepared to make changes to ensure you are satisfied with their service.

  • Do your research

Research the various strata management companies in your area. Get quotes and find out how they operate, as well as what services they offer. If you are looking for a cost-effective strata management company, remember to ask for references and testimonials. 

  • Prove that you are serious

If your current strata management company or strata manager is receptive to your concerns, they will most likely ask you to put your request in writing and give them a deadline for the changes that you want to make. 

  • Find an alternative 

If your strata management company or strata manager isn’t willing to change the services they are providing, you can find an alternative. In this situation, search for a new strata management company or strata manager that works with similar properties and has previous experience. 

  • Sign the new paperwork

Once the owner’s corporation has passed the motions to terminate the original contract and appoint a new strata manager or work with a new strata management company, it’s time to sign the contract. 


How to find a new strata manager?

There are numerous strata management companies and individuals in Australia, who can provide the services you require. As a property owner, you will know best what your strata complex requires, so do a little research and ask around to find the right fit. You can also look online to find the right strata management service for you or your property.


How do you dismiss a strata manager?

If you are unhappy with your current strata management and want to dismiss them, the process is relatively simple. In most states, tenants do not have the authority to terminate a lease from a landlord. However, this does not apply to strata management and the contract is initiated with the owner’s corporation. Once you have decided that you want to terminate the strata manager or strata management company, you will need to organise a meeting at your premises. You will need to appoint an alternative strata manager, which is recommended so you don’t have to look after things on your own (if you need any help along the way, make sure to contact us today). 


How do you remove body corporate committee members?

There are various acts in place, which allow you to remove body corporate committee members. In fact, many strata owners and investors have chosen to remove their committee members for a variety of reasons. However, it is important to note that if your body corporate committee is dismissed from the body corporate, you will need to re-elect it again at the next general meeting. 


How do you change body corporate companies?

There are various ways that you can change your body corporate company. When selecting a new body corporate, do research and compare their services against those of your current manager. Make sure that you select a body corporate with a similar number of investors, as well as similar types of properties and similar policies. Remember to be as specific as possible when you are drafting up your motion and that you include a deadline for the changes. Also, remember to have a plan B in place, just in case your motion is not accepted.

As you can see, you have a range of options available to you when it comes to changing strata management. It will depend on the services you are looking for, as well as the type of property that you have. Remember to ask questions, do your research, be professional and persistent in your approach. You will find a strata management company or individual who is able to suit you and your complex perfectly. 


The contents of this article or website are only intended to provide a general overview of the topics discussed. The author of this article makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and the information is not intended to constitute investment, legal or professional advice. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content. This article does not contain references to any specific company, organisation or individual, unless expressly specified.
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