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In Defence of Managing Agents

By Jennifer Paddock Managing Agent. Now there’s a job I don’t want to do again. Why? It’s (insert expletive here) hard!   It’s a job that requires a person to … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 19 Comments

A Great Idea: Pre-purchase Reports for Sectional Title Properties

By Jennifer Paddock As many of you know, I spent a few years living in Australia and working in Strata (Sectional) Title there. In Australia, when a person is looking … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

Chairpersons in Sectional Title: What You Need to Know

By Jennifer Paddock In sectional title schemes the chairperson can be mistaken for (or decide to be) “the king of the castle”. But although a committed chairperson may well work … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 13 Comments

Liability for Levies When a Unit Changes Hands

By Jennifer Paddock Ordinary Levies The situation with ordinary/general levies is straightforward as it is catered for the Sectional Titles Act (the Act). Once the trustees have raised an ordinary … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 11 Comments

10 Questions Trustees Should Ask Before Approving Owner Changes to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock In this post I recommend 10 questions the trustees should consider when an owner is seeking permission to permanently alter the common property. If an owner indicates … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

Distinguishing between Luxurious and Non-Luxurious Improvements to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock In a recent post I dealt with how luxurious and non-luxurious improvements to the common property need to be authorized. In this post I look at how … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 11 Comments

Authorising Luxurious and Non-Luxurious Improvements to Common Property

By Jennifer Paddock Prescribed Management Rule 33 provides different procedures and consent levels for authorizing luxurious and non-luxurious improvements to the common property in a sectional title scheme.   Luxurious … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Jen’s 5 Top Tips for Managing Agencies: Keeping Your Staff and Customers Happy

By Jennifer Paddock 1. Reduce Staff Turnover – Consistency is Key for Client Retention There is a definite link between consistency of staff and client retention in sectional title management … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Special Resolutions by Email – Q&A

By Jennifer Paddock One of my readers recently asked me a question relating to proposed special resolutions being sent out using email which I thought I’d share with you: Question: … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

Body Corporate Pecking Order

Developer Leaps tall buildings in a single bound More powerful than a locomotive Faster than a speeding bullet Water skis without a boat Debates interpretation of rules with the Dalai … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Review Site for Sectional Title Industry

By Jennifer Paddock According to a survey from Dimensional Research a staggering 90% of consumers say buying decisions are influenced by online reviews. When one considers the popularity of websites … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 20 Comments

How to Remove the Chairperson of a Body Corporate

By Jennifer Paddock Here at Paddocks we get this question often. It goes something like this: Question: I would like to know the correct procedure for removing a chairperson and … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 19 Comments

Levy Collections in Sectional Title Schemes

By Jennifer Paddock I’ve been writing articles about sectional title for a long time now – this will be my 8th year. And my memory is not that amazing! So … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Special Resolution Loophole

By Jennifer Paddock Most people think that passing a special resolution requires 75% of all owners to agree to the resolution. Not necessarily true. If you’re not sure what the … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 6 Comments
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