3.2 Appointing a new strata manager | Owners Corporation Network

3.2 Appointing a new strata manager

The appointment and giving of powers to a strata manager can only be decided by a majority vote at a general meeting. Only a person who holds a strata manager licence under the Act can be appointed. The length of the appointment should be negotiated by the parties. Owners corporations should make themselves aware of the terms of any agency agreement they enter into.

Both the instrument in writing and the appointment are to be authorised at the general meeting. A decision needs to be made to send the whole contract to every owneror whether it is sufficient for the appointment to be authorised at the general meeting with the written instrument to follow. Better is to include the whole document with the notice of meeting and send it out to all owners. There is reluctance, particularly in large schemes, to print and dispatch 20 pages. The alternative is to provide a copy that can be examined by owners prior to the meeting at which the resolution is passed.

Relevant NSW Legislation: The Property, Stock and Business Agents Act (2002)

Section 8: Agents required to be licensed

Relevant NSW Legislation: Strata Schemes Management Act (1996)

Section 27 (1): How is a strata managing agent appointed?