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The Body Corporate Handbook: A Guide to Buying, Owning and Living in a Strata Scheme or Owners Corporation in Australia

The Body Corporate Handbook: A Guide to Buying, Owning and Living in a Strata Scheme or Owners Corporation in Australia

Stephen Raff

ISBN: 978-0-731-40777-4

Jan 2010, Wrightbooks

272 pages

In Stock

$38.00

Description

Population growth, rising property prices and the dream of a new lifestyle have made body corporate living more and more popular in Australia. Living in an apartment, unit or townhouse can be a rewarding experience, but body corporate life can also be confusing. In this book, expert author Stephen Raff clarifies the rules and answers vital questions such as:

  • What should I look out for when buying a strata property?
  • What are the responsibilities of the body corporate, owners and tenants?
  • How do committee meetings work?
  • What fees will I have to pay?
  • Who takes care of maintenance?
  • What happens if I get into a dispute?

Packed with revealing case studies and state-specific information, The Body Corporate Handbook is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of strata life for owner-occupiers, tenants and investors.

About the author.

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Chapter 1 - Is a strata property right for you?

Chapter 2 - Seeking out that perfect place.

Chapter 3 - Assessing the building and surrounding property.

Chapter 4- Ways to buy.

Chapter 5 - Responsibilities of bodies corporate ...and owners.

Chapter 6 - Fees and financial management.

Chapter 7 - Executive committees and meetings.

Chapter 8 - Maintenance.

Chapter 9 - Resolving disputes.

Chapter 10 - Selling up.

A final word from the author.

Glossary.

Appendix A: What's yours and what's common property?

Appendix B: Dispute resolution process, by region.

Appendix C: Investigating body corporate records before you buy.

Appendix D: Helpful resources.

Contributors.

Index.