We don’t do budgets
Trustees MUST approve budgets and collect levies. CSOS can force you to. A primary budget item is the cost of full replacement insurance.
I didn’t agree to any Rules!
The Sectional Titles Management Act prescribes standard Management Rules. They apply as is automatically. Our automated DuetSS Constitutions replace these rules with duet friendly ones..
Can we manage informally?
No you can’t. The body corporate came into existence with the sale of the 1st unit. Owners are the deemed trustees and Trustees MUST formally meet, plan, manage and control as required by the law.
Can we insure separately?
NO you cannot insure separately. Section 45 allows owners to purchase their own cover “over and above” the body corporate’s required insurance. The policy MUST be in the Body Corporate’s name and for the full replacement value thereof.
What happens if only one duet is insured?
Trustees MUST insure and use claim payouts to reinstate to same state. Besides being wrong Insuring your duet doesn’t absolve you from the proportionate replacement cost of the uninsured other.
What happens if a child drowns?
Body Corporates must comply with all Council By laws. Dug in pools are fixtures. Common property fixtures accrue to the Body Corporate. The Body Corporate in turn is responsible for all necessary planning approvals, maintenance and repair costs. All owners may swim therein!
My roof is tiled next door’s is thatch?
Property external to a Sections, i.e. the walls, floors, roof etc. belong to the body corporate. The body corporate must repair, replace and maintain. Members carry the cost proportionally via levies equal to their participation quotas. ie size not cost!
I wasn’t elected a trustee!
Duet owners are deemed Body Corporate Trustees. Duet Trustees in turn must manage and administer to the benefit of all. In short like it or not you are a Trustee. You MUST participate.
What happens if I refuse to pay?
Members MUST pay levies to insure and maintain Body Corporate property. Non compliance is precisely why the CSOS Ombud was established namely to make statutory enforcement easy and free. All it requires is a standard form complaint!
What happens if we don’t comply?
CSOS enforces compliance via notices, fines and jail terms. Conveyancers MUST obtain levy clearance certificates which requires a functional Body Corporate. Cheating required governance isn’t the solution. Certifying as Trustee that all is Ok when it isn’t, isn’t Ok!