Only the owner company can ask the court to settle a dispute with a manager about an agreement. The court may: any subsequent appointment may take place only for a maximum period of three years. After three years, the parties must negotiate and conclude a new agreement. The owner company may hire a licensed strataging management agent to manage the program. An agency contract describes the responsibilities of the agent that the owner company defines. Another broker may be employed by a section or a contract must be negotiated with strata Management Company, which recognizes the divergent interests of the section(s) and strata Corporation. Hello, my friend and I moved into a new home with a strata manager appointed by the original developer before the Strata plan was registered. We were one of the first residents to move in july of this year and a post committee has yet to be appointed. If anything has gone wrong in the last six months, we were the only ones with a few others to warn the strata manager.
Last week, we received notification from the General Assembly the day after its night. For this reason, no one appeared and the general assembly was postponed to the end of January 2020. Yesterday, however, the Strata Manager sent my friend and I his strata Management Agency agreement for a period of 3 years and asked us to sign it. We don`t want to sign because a) we don`t want to be held responsible for anything, b) no Strata committee has been formed, so we don`t think it`s our personal responsibility and c) we and some residents are not happy with the Strata Manager. I am looking for advice if the Strata manager can ask us to sign the agreement in our personal capacity even before the appointment of a Strata committee? From my recent experience in South Africa, you need to know exactly what you expect from your manager and fight for him to be included in your agreement. The management agency contract is part of the books and records of Owners Corporation. An owner is allowed to search books and records at a prescribed cost of $34.10 per hour. This issue should be resolved directly through the Strata Manager..
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