From the Forum: Soft-touch seniors don’t get it


How bad does a strata scheme have to be before you head off to NCAT and apply for the appointment of a statutory strata manager?

Very, very bad, is the answer from the Flat Chat Forum. And this one might be a contender.

A committee of three – one old man and two middle-aged ladies – none of them with a skerrick of knowledge of strata law or a spark of enthusiasm, rules the roost.

Add in a majority of owners whose first language isn’t English and who are disinclined to get involved.

Plus a strata manager and building manager who refuse to do anything about known breaches (like illegally subdivided rooms) while engaging in dubious deals of their own.

But a statutory strata manager?  We suggest a completely different tactic HERE.

Elsewhere in the Forum …

  • How do we know if foreign short-term holiday letting visitors are virus-free? And what can we do about it?  That’s HERE
  • Who pays the left-over levies when a new owner arrives not knowing there was an outstanding bill? That’s HERE.
  • Our block may be uninsured during a major renovation. Do we have to evacuate everyone?  That’s HERE.
  • Our old strata manager and committee are making life so difficult for the new SM that they have quit. What can we do?  That’s HERE.
  • If people are getting mortgage and maybe even rental relief because of coronavirus, can we get leeway on our levies? That’s HERE.
  • And finally we answer a plaintive plea: Where are all my old posts?  How to find yours, HERE.

It must be something to do with so many of you working from home, but the Forum posts are pouring in.

Ask your question or answer someone else’s on the Flat Chat Forum.

One Reply to “From the Forum: Soft-touch seniors don’t get it”

  1. Jimmy-T says:

    This is now being discussed in the Flat Chat Forum

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