Yes, if they want a fixed term of 3 years, this can be discussed at the general meeting and placed on the agenda. See above. You can demand a maximum of one year. All that should happen is that you remove the words « 3 years » and write « 1 year » by hand in the agreement and at the beginning « 1 year ». The Strata Committee may extend the appointment of a Strata Managing Agent for a maximum period of three months as long as there is no next General Meeting. The three-year term of a strata managing agent automatically includes the possibility of extending it up to three months later. This option applies: an NSW landowner wants to know what will happen to the renewal of the management agency contract. Rod Smith, The Strata Collective gives the following answer. When renewing the management agency contract, should the Managing Director put on the agenda all the items that will be discussed at the General Assembly? Can they insert their fixed duration before the general meeting? If possible, ask Strata Manger offered to provide contacts from other stratas they manage. Talk not only to the president, but also to other members of the company after carefully reading the minutes of the general meetings and the committee. Select these contacts with a similar size and obvious layer requirements that you have.
Can the managing agent still type his agreement with the deadline set before the general meeting? There have been many requests that associations of municipalities and posted systems are not satisfied with the building maintenance/management agreements put in place by the developer and what the association or programme can do against these agreements. If a management agent wishes to change the structure of his management costs, should he not put it on the agenda and discuss it with the owner company at the general meeting? There is a common practice of extending building maintenance or management agreements in order to circumvent the 10-year cap of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (SSMA 2015). However, in the recent case of Australia City Properties Management Pty Ltd v The Owners – Strata Plan No 65111  NSWSC 1505, Justice Darke found that the amendments used to extend the term of the agreement by more than 10 years by adding option periods were in fact limited to a ten-year term. 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. I think there is normally a provision to continue month after month with last year`s rate until a new agreement is reached. Elevators and the renovation and modernization of escalators are one of the most important expense items ordered by the owners in teams. However, this work is excluded from the consumer protection provisions of the Home Building Act (NSW) 1989. This requires team leaders and executive committees to be particularly vigilant to protect the interests of owners when concluding elevator contracts.
As such work is inevitably expensive, it is tempting to be lured into false « preliminary » savings, at the risk of later incurring more serious costs. . . .