Steven Garland, Auckland Property Management Body Corporate General Manager, discusses the Body Corporate division during the lockdown and areas you think your Body Corporate might need improvement or maintenance.
We should all take heart that the New Zealand strategic response to the Covid-19 pandemic is to seek total elimination of the virus. No doubt you have all been watching developments unfold both here and around the world and there are many very positive signs that our response is working and ultimately will succeed but there is a long way still to go.
To achieve elimination of the virus our borders will be closed for longer and those entering will need to self-isolate or be quarantined. Our tracking and contact tracing will evolve further and support to those facing financial, emotional and physical distress will continue. Businesses will be restricted into getting back to even partial operational productivity in the near term. But we will adapt and adjust and be the stronger for it.
So those of you doing your part at home in your bubbles, you will be acutely aware of the things that might be starting to irritate you! So with your Body Corporate or Cross lease or Residents Society hat on – those of us here at APM would like you to share your thoughts with us in this window that we have to make your home or investment property even better once we start to move nearer to “normality”.
Are there areas or features of your common property that may require improvement in the future? Our non- essential service providers are still available to prepare for maintenance and undertake repairs when we are removed from lockdown. Are there areas in your building or property that do not fulfil their functional role now that you have had time in your bubbles to use them and observe them regularly at close quarters?
We are closely monitoring each and every one of your properties or buildings either directly with owners, or through your Committees and Chairperson to tailor solutions that best solve the issues that you are currently facing. We will continue to provide the ability for you to participate in meetings where decision making is discussed and then ultimately voted on.
So stay safe, reach out to us if you wish because we are here to support and guide you to make sure that we all get through these unprecedented times together.
General Manager – Body Corporate
Auckland Property Management
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