Bad Building Manager – NCAT Issues a Warning

NCAT Issues a Warning for Building Managers


A recent decision of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has broken new ground in making orders for the termination of a Building Manager Agreement.

In particular, the finding in this case was that the caretaker (building manager) had failed to perform the relevant agreement satisfactorily, and that the building manager agreement, in the circumstances of the case, was harsh, oppressive, unreasonable or unconscionable.

Owners Corporations and Unsatisfactory Building Managers

This decision of NCAT provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of s72 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and provides a solid framework for an Owners Corporation to consider whether there are grounds to seek the assistance of NCAT to bring an unfair or unsatisfactory Caretaker (Building Manager) Agreement to an end.

Here we share the recent case and outcomes: NCAT Issues a Warning for Misbehaving Building Managers.

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Contract Traps and Tips for Owners Corporations

We take a look at some common traps owners corporations fall into in their service contracts with building managers, caretakers, cleaners, and lift maintenance and fire safety services companies.

Knowing what these traps are and addressing them before entering into contracts will save owners corporations headaches, time and money over the years that these contracts operate.

Contracts are very important documents so it’s best to get them right at the beginning. The way to do this is to get your contracts reviewed by a lawyer before they are signed.

Here’s some Contract Tips and Traps for Owners Corporations

For NSW strata legal, building defect or levy collection advice please contact us here or call 02 9562 1266, we’re happy to assist.