- The Contract of the Appointment;
- The Minutes of the last AGM; and
- Instrument of Delegation (if one was signed);
- How to Change Body Corporate Companies?
- What is the Process to Become a Registered Body Corporate / Owners Corporation Manager in Victoria?
- How Much Does Your Body Corporate Management Change Service Cost?
- Does Strata Consultants Melbourne Manage Any Body Corporate Buildings?
- Is Strata Consultants Aligned or Affiliated with Any Body Corporate Management Companies in Melbourne?
- Assessing Body Corporate Managers Melbourne Reviews & Performance?
- Does Strata Consultants Recommend Which Strata Management Company to Appoint?
In Victoria, the process to become a registered Body Corporate / Owners Corporation Manager is surprisingly simple. There is no education or certification requirement (the industry has long talked about national certification however that is still a while away). The eligibility according to Consumer Affairs Victoria is as follows:
To be eligible for registration you must hold professional indemnity insurance with a minimum coverage of $1.5 million.
You are automatically ineligible to be registered if you are currently:
- under 18 years of age; or
- insolvent under administration (bankrupt, debt agreements under Part IX or Part X); or
- a represented person under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (where a guardian or administrator has been appointed).
To be eligible for registration the company must hold professional indemnity insurance with a minimum coverage of $1.5 million.
The company is automatically ineligible to be registered if:
- the company is under external administration; or
- any of its directors are currently insolvent under administration (bankrupt, debt agreements under Part IX or Part X) or a represented person under Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (where a guardian or administrator has been appointed).
The application fee for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 is $202.80.
The application fee must be paid at the time of application. The fee is non-refundable.”
More information about the process to become a registered Owners Corporation Manager in Victoria can be found here at Consumer Affairs Victoria / Business Licensing Authority:
Strata Consultants Australia Pty Ltd is a 100% independent strata management brokering company. We’re body corporate management experts and industry insiders. We know who are the good guys in the body corporate management industry – and as such we work only with the best body corporate managers in Melbourne.
Our panel of Qualified Management Companies covers our costs, very much like an Aussie Home Loan or any other broker business model, meaning our body corporate transition service is at no cost to strata Owners.
We are paid a once-off fixed fee by the incoming body corporate management company that you select. Best of all as we’re same fixed fee (based on the number of lots) this means our only priority to help the Committee of your building to understand all the facts, costs/fees/charges and merits of all the prospective management companies.
Our Mission Statements is to act as an advocate for Owners and Committees – we do this by being independent and impartial.
No, we do not manage any body corporate or owners corporations. Our commitment is help Owners and Committees to find and change to a new and better body corporate management company.
We achieve this by being independent and as such Strata Consultants Melbourne does not manage any buildings.
Strata Management Consultants Melbourne is 100% independent.
We are not aligned, affiliated or related to any particular body corporate management company or groups of companies.
We work with a panel of Qualified & Approved Managers who are some of the best body corporate managers in Melbourne. We assess and review body corporate management companies in Melbourne on 5 key metrics:
- Experience & Qualifications – i.e. do the managers and business owner have the right body corporate management experience?
- People & Service – i.e. are the body corporate managers being overworked and looking after too many buildings?
- Integrity & Values – i.e. do they charge an honest professional fee for managing buildings and act in the best of their clients (being the Owners and Committees)?
- Systems & Processes – i.e. strata management has evolved to be quite complicated and inherently has a high volume of transactions – do they have the right management software?
- Knowledge & Training – i.e. does the body corporate management company provide their managers with ongoing support and training?
Overview of Body Corporate Managers Melbourne Reviews & Performance
How do you assess all the body corporate managers reviews and performance in Victoria? First let’s start with the hard figures for Victoria:
- 90,000+ owners corporations;
- 1,000,000+ strata title lots; and
- 1,300+ registered body corporate managers.
By 2030, half of Australia is projected to living in strata titled buildings. In a fast-growing industry, there are always dedicated professionals as well as opportunists.
In Victoria, when it comes to registering to become an owners corporation manager the process is surprisingly easy and can be achieve in a few days – find out more here.
We connect you with the first type of managers and help you avoid the costly mistakes caused by dealing with the others.
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.