Our experienced, friendly, trustworthy team provide expert property services in taking developments from buildings to communities and their ongoing management to reduce stress for unit owners.
Strata Management SA provides quality Community Management services for properties within South Australia. We have the expertise to assist Community Title land divisions and strata schemes with their ongoing management, maintenance, financial and administration needs.
It is important when appointing a manager for your community that you find one who knows the difference between a strata and community and how the legislation impacts upon your property to ensure that you are protected at all times.
In a land division lot owners own everything within their individual boundaries and as such the maintenance of gardens, the building and painting of external areas will be maintained by the lot owner.
In the example photograph above the body corporate manager should make contact with the owner to arrange grounds maintenance on their property.
At Strata Management SA, we visit each Community regularly to ensure that maintenance continues to be addressed
In the property seen below, one lot exists above another making it a strata scheme. In this case the lot owners own the property within the walls of the apartment and the corporation maintains the common property including the walls of the building.
What is a Community Title?
A Community Title is a division of land into lots and common property that may be either a horizontal land division known as a community scheme, or a community strata scheme where one lot is above another.
Community titles are governed by by-laws that differ from property to property and the boundaries of a community lot do not generally relate to a structure unless the lot is contained within a building such as an apartment.
Lot owners within a Community Corporation own the lot as per their Certificate of Title and a share of the common property which is defined by the lot entitlement value shown on the community plan.
The Community Titles Act 1996 places obligations on the corporation to set up Administrative and Sinking funds
Levy notices must be sent to all owners for amounts as set by the body corporate at a meeting at least 2 weeks prior to their due date
At Strata Management SA, we:
Provide financial updates to all owners Quarterly
We prepare realistic draft budgets for consideration by owners which are sent out prior to each Annual General Meeting
Monitor and follow up on arrears by owners on levy contributions promptly to minimise arrears issues
Engage professional debt collectors to collect outstanding debts ensuring all monies are received by the corporation
New Community developments like the one shown above need to have a First Statutory General Meeting within 3 months of there being more than one owner.
If you are building, or have bought into a new community development, please see further information here or give us a call, we are happy to help.
Community titled properties of greater than 2 lots need to have an Annual General Meeting each year. At Strata Management SA we help corporations under our management by taking the worry away in every step of the meeting from preparing agendas, chairing and minuting the meeting.
For your convenience we gladly hold meetings at a time and location that suits the majority of your owners, from Whyalla to West Beach, Mount Gambier to Morphett Vale, Salisbury to Seacliff, we are active in your area and here to help.
Community Corporations are governed by rules that differ from corporation to corporation which are by-laws and scheme descriptions. For more information please see our by-laws page.