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Call The SIRE Team 0404 331 310 As Early As The Initial Project Feasibility Phase.
a) initial project feasibility;
(b) preparation of preliminary architectural drawings getting ready for submission to Council for Development Approval;
(c) DA granted;
(d) Preparation of Contract Documentation for off-the-plan sales;
(e) Work proceeds on the architectural drawings for Building Approval submission;
(f) BA granted;
(g) Operational Works;
(h) Building works commence;
(i) Practical completion;
(j) Council issues Certification - Dept. of Natural Resources issues Titles (and if there is a Community Titles Scheme, the Scheme is Registered and so created);
(k) The Body Corporate Manager holds the First EGM for the Scheme/s;
(l) Settlements begin to take place.
The Body Corporate is formed automatically when the titles and Community Management Statement(CMS) are Registered by the Dept. of Natural Resources - and this occurs at stage (j) when the buildings are completed and have been Certified by Council.
As for the Body Corporate Manager - as part of the First EGM agenda. One of the Motions on that EGM is for the Body Corporate to enter into a Caretaking and Letting Agreement with the resident management entity (often a private company or family trust owned by the resident manager). Sometimes the Body Corporate will enter into the Caretaking and Letting Agreement with an entity owned by the developer, and he may assign the Agreement to another party at a later time.
Any residential Scheme of about 30 Lots or more can generally support a Resident Caretaker/Manager - for the Manager's Letting side of the business to be viable he needs a reasonable percentage of the building to be owned by absentee Owners letting their units.
As to whether the benefits to Owners justify the cost to Owners in having a Resident Caretaker - from our experience there is justification. The benefits a good Resident Manager brings to the complex include:
(a) increased security - more heightened awareness of what visitors are on the complex and what they are doing;
(b) increased supervision and control of inconsiderate behaviour, and stricter application of By-laws to control such behaviour;
(c) better maintenance of the buildings and grounds;
(d) removal of a significant amount of the burden on the Committee as a lot of the maintenance issues are taken care of by the Resident Manager, including arranging for quotes from trades for larger jobs, and then supervising the caring out of those jobs by the chosen contractors;
(e) improved liaison between Owners and a 'point of contact' at the complex.
For all of these added benefits to their investment, each Lot Owner contributes about $20 a week i.e. their share of the Manager's salary (factored into this is a reduction for what the building would have been paying to outside contractors for the maintenance that the Resident Manager does himself).
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