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Paddocks Press – February 2013

28 February 2013

Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 8, Issue 2) has a number of articles of interest, including:

Choosing a good managing agent - Anton Kelly
Checklist for selecting a managing agent
Sectional titles schemes are mini democracies, run by elected executives who themselves often delegate some or many of their functions to managing agents. This is specifically the case in larger schemes where the day-to-day physical, administrative and particularly the financial management of the scheme is best left to experts in community scheme management. Smaller schemes may also choose to spend the money on a managing agent, particularly when the trustees are employed elsewhere full-time and are busy with their own affairs.

In this article, Anton outlines the main issues in choosing a managing agent and provides a checklist for selecting a good managing agent.

Occupational Health and Safety - Jacques Maree
Mandatory or money-making gimmick?
As the winter season is fast approaching, many sectional title bodies corporate are franticly scurrying around in order to finalise major maintenance projects. The rainy season causes delays, extended periods of nuisance and disturbance to occupiers, as well as a real possibility of escalated costs payable to the contractor performing the work.

In this article, Jacques Maree informs us of the importance of following proper Health and Safety regulations.

30 year milestone for the Sectional Title Survival Manual - Newsletter Team
How it all started
The Sectional Title Survival Manual has been a crucial component in the history of Paddocks. For the last three decades, this manual has driven the company’s growth, innovation and expansion into new and exciting areas. But where did it come from, and how did everything start?

In this article, we take a look back in time at how the Sectional Title Survival Manual came about.

Q&A with the Professor - Prof Graham Paddock

  • Can the Masters Office limit the body corporates' claim for levies?
  • Who pays for replacement of garage door bolt?

Paddocks Press Volume 8, Issue 2

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