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Body corporate management companies in Canberra?

By AdventureTime - 26 September 2011 5

We live in a small 8 unit complex and our Body Corporate is currently managed by the Independent Group.  Our fees seem to be much higher than those of similar-sized apartment complexes in our area, and our experience has been that the level of service provided by Independent doesn’t match the fees they charge. 

We seem to have a new property manager every 3 months, quotes from their ‘preferred companies’ are generally outrageous, and it takes a ridiculous amount of time and correspondence to get anything/nothing done (it took 9 months to get a light fixed!).

Our building has a number of defects, which should be covered by Builders Insurance, however Independent don’t seem know how to advocate for their clients.  As a result we’ve ended up doing most of the work ourselves, which defeats the purpose of paying a company to manage the complex. 

Most of the other apartments are rented, and none of the owner-occupiers want to take on the role of managing the whole Body Corporate.

Can anyone recommend a good Body Corporate management company in Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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Body corporate management companies in Canberra?
Perseverance 5:14 pm 18 Jul 12

Try Ray White..also look at Lutons…they are looking at moving into the body corp market

toriness 5:12 pm 26 Sep 11

Grail said :

I’m keen to know too. My apartment complex is Body Corporate managed by Independent, who continue to put rates up when they do very little besides try to justify $90kpa in fees to do less than 1/3 of a full time job. For $90kpa I’d want someone who’s practically married to the complex (100 units).

$90k a year in management fees??? you are absolutely being ripped off!!

i have been involved in body corporate executive committees over a number of years and my advice is definitely check/try out the smaller guys/companies…

Deref 3:32 pm 26 Sep 11

Your body corporate is managed by an agent – not by the tenants? And you wonder why you’re being dudded??????

djk 3:25 pm 26 Sep 11

There are basically only 3 main BC management companies in Canberra – Independent Body Corporate, CUPS/Ray White Strata and ACT Strata Management.

While there are probably a few other small ones, these guys probably do at least 90% of the work in my experience.

Grail 2:54 pm 26 Sep 11

I’m keen to know too. My apartment complex is Body Corporate managed by Independent, who continue to put rates up when they do very little besides try to justify $90kpa in fees to do less than 1/3 of a full time job. For $90kpa I’d want someone who’s practically married to the complex (100 units).

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