Owner Education and Events

in Queensland

Committee Training

Friday 11 September 2020

5 modules around finance, facility management, governance and committee operations.

From:

$149

Strata Starter

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Our short course is a perfect intro into the world of strata. 

From:

Free

Brisbane

March 2021

Curious about how healthy functioning strata comunities work?

From:

Free

Roles and Responsibilities

Many people have found themselves confused about what duties fall under the responsibility of the body corporate versus the body corporate manager. 

 

Misconceptions about the duties of a Body Corporate Manager

  1. The body corporate manager is not the body corporate.

  2. Body corporate levies are paid into the body corporate bank account and do not go to the body corporate manager.

  3. The body corporate manager has no authority to carry out the functions of the body corporate (unless there is no committee and the body corporate manager has been engaged to carry out all the functions of the body corporate under Chapter 5 of the Act).

  4. The body corporate manager cannot approve owners’ requests as these must be approved by the committee or by owners at a general meeting (depending on the nature of the request).

  5. Compliance items such as work health and safety, fire safety, insurance valuation, sinking fund forecasts and asbestos reports are imposed by various legislative requirements, they are not strata manager requirements.

Disclaimer: This information is general information only and does not constitute legal advice. These bullet points do not intend to  over all responsibilities of a body corporate manager or a body corporate. The contractual arrangement between a body corporate manager and a body corporate would normally disclose the duties of a body corporate manager. This may or may not include all of the following duties detailed here. The contract should be the primary reference to determine the responsibilities of a body corporate manager engaged by a body corporate.

Strata information brochure

A 16-page brochure outlining the roles and responsibilities of strata stakeholders, as well as the efforts of SCA (Qld) to change the industry to better serve the community.  

Cage Lamp

Fact Sheet: Electricity Procurement Checklist

Smart procurement is knowing what type of customer you are and how to leverage your position for maximum savings. Electricity bills are based on how much you use.

Fire Extinguisher

Fact Sheet: Fire Safety in Strata Buildings

All residential apartment buildings that are Building Format Plans (Building Unit Plans) are Class 2 buildings* and will have annual fire obligations.

Choosing the right Body Corporate Manager

A leaflet explaining the benefits of hiring an SCA (Qld) management member to look after your most important asset. 

Business Meeting

Fact Sheet: Body Corporate Meetings

Meetings are an important part of being a body corporate manager. Understanding what needs to be completed and organising a well-structured meeting is the key to a successful and purposeful gathering.

Window Insulation

Fact Sheet: Funding Strata Building Defects

The impact of building defects in strata properties in Australia is enormous. Apart from the money, there is time and energy expended by all parties and the emotional cost to owners.

Apartment Building

Fact Sheet: Strata Insurance - Loss of Rent Policies

Where a unit suffers damage accepted as a
claim under a Strata policy, and is unable / unfit to be occupied for its intended purpose, a loss of rent claim is possible.

Licensing and Accreditation

Advocating for some form of licensing or registration in Queensland has been a major focus for SCA (Qld) since inception. However, in December 2013, the Council of Australian Governments decided to no longer pursue a licensing regime for the strata sector.

Consequently, in the absence of any government initiative, SCA (Qld) implemented a self-regulatory accreditation pathway to provide a profile for body corporate managers and standards on which consumers may rely. This pathway offers an accredited and a certified strata community manager level, which reflect the degree of professional development managers have undertaken. 

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