You’ve made the decision to appoint a professional Owners Corporate Manager (OCM) to assist in running your Owners Corporation.
The new OCM will have a close working relationship with the OC executive committee – particularly the Chairperson and secretary – and will take on the substantial burden of day to day operations.
Your OCM will guide you through the appointment procedure, but to assist you in understanding the process we’ve put together this summary.
Check the Consumer Affairs Victoria website for registration and insurance details – in Victoria, all professional OCM’s must:
A contract of appointment is between the Owners Corporation (as a legal entity) and the manager (or their company), so it’s the Owners Corporation that is held legally responsible for the actions (and omissions) undertaken by the appointed manager on its behalf!
Here’s a short list of the basics….
Your OCM will works closely with the OC executive committee, in particular the chairperson, co-ordinating the daily operation of the OC in areas such as:
So that’s the summary, but as always the “devil is in the detail”!
If you’ve done your homework and selected the right OCM for your facility, you’ll find the handover is a liberating experience – as always it’s about having the right People, the right Process to deliver the Performance you’re looking for.
* This is a summary and should not be taken as legal advice. For a comprehensive explanation of roles & responsibilities we recommend you visit: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing-and-accommodation/owners-corporations