Body Corporate businesses work on behalf of building owners and are traditionally bought and sold like any other business. Body Corporate Managers (BCM) are then engaged in a partnership with the owners and a Strata Management firm who provide administrative and secretarial services. The BCM provides a service, they should help with the day to day management of the physical property and its residents.
The BCM may even live in the building alongside the residents. On the Gold Coast and in Brisbane this is common practice and the BCM can even act as the leasing agent for the building. As a resident within a Body Corporate Structure, you will deal with the body corporate manager or a real estate agent, sometimes both.
Physical property is usually defined as the common areas such as halls, pools, gardens and typically all the exterior of the building, such as the roof, windows and doors. If you are an owner, renting or even on a short stay in a holiday unit you are responsible for the damage inside the unit. Break a mirror in the bathroom, you are going to have to pay for it.
The BCM acting on behalf of the owners is usually responsible for doing or organising the repair and maintenance of common property at the building. So here we go – do you qualify for free glass repair on the Gold Coast and Brisbane Australia. Well, Do YOU!!
First – you need to be a tenant in a building that has a body corporate structure?
Second – the glass repair (typically a glass door or a window) must be on the external wall or outside of the dwelling?
If you answer “YES” to both of the questions you should qualify and your body corporate should be picking up the bill, not you =
Happy Days and FREE GLASS REPAIR