Category: Body Corporate

How Governance of a Body Corporate Works

Apr 16, 2024 Body Corporate, Company News, News, Uncategorized

If you are living in, or own a property within a Body Corporate it’s important to know how they are structurally organised.Whether you are a Chairperson, a Committee Member, or a regular Body Corporate owner then check out the below diagram explaining some unique features of Body Corporate governance that all owners need to know...Read More→

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apm Embraces a New Chapter of Growth and Opportunity

Mar 13, 2024 Body Corporate, Commercial, Company News, News, Property Management

It is with great pleasure, (and some sadness) that we announce the next chapter in the growth and evolution of apm with Founder Howard Morley handing over management and control of the business to Bill Highet (Managing Director), supported by two families that share Bill’s strategy for the future, building on Howard’s 33 year legacy...Read More→

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Incoming Body Corporate Management Changes – Stage Three

Feb 19, 2024 Body Corporate, Company News, News

Last year we highlighted and implemented some of the changes outlined in the Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and other matters) Amendment Act 2022 under the first two of three stages.These included changes to the disclosure regime, committee meetings, individualised bank accounts and areas concerning conflicts of interest and codes of conduct.The last stage...Read More→

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Facilities Management for Your Property

Feb 15, 2024 Body Corporate, Commercial, News

In today’s dynamic property industry, maintaining operational efficiency and enhancing tenant satisfaction are paramount for property owners and managers. At apm, we specialise in providing comprehensive facilities management services tailored to meet the diverse needs of property portfolios. Facilities management is a service offered to both commercial properties and body corporates.Why Choose Us?Customised Solutions: We...Read More→

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Body Corporate Department Wrap Up for 2023

Dec 12, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News

2023 has been a challenging year all round. We got off on the back foot with the Auckland Anniversary Floods quickly followed by Cyclone Gabrielle in February. The insurance industry was overwhelmed with the quantity of claims. Assessors and Loss adjustors were flown in from other countries to work through the backlog and when they...Read More→

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Levies and BC/RA/CL Living

Oct 04, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite New Zealand, some focus has fallen on levies and trying to understand if they are increasing, why, and by how much. We are seeing increases to budgets of 5 to 15 percent on average. Increasing insurance costs due to a hardening market, an increase in replacement values, higher...Read More→

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Committee Member Code of Conduct

Aug 14, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News

One of the recent changes to the Unit Titles Amendment Act 2022 relates to a new Code of Conduct for body corporate committee members. The code was introduced on 9 May 2023 and a new section 114A was inserted into the legislation stating:‘The members of a body corporate committee must comply with the code of conduct for...Read More→

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apm Client Newsletter – June 2023

Jun 15, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News, Newsletter, Property Management

In this edition we discuss:From Bill – Feedback is a GiftA Word from Howard – Property MarketResidential Property Management – 10 Features Tenants Want in a Rental HomeBody Corporate Management – Memberships Matter in Professional ManagementCommercial Property Management – Fall Out from Extreme Weather EventsWaiheke Escapes – Welcome to our new properties, Winter Specials available Feedback is a GiftCustomer service is...Read More→

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Memberships Matter for Professional Management

Jun 13, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News

apm belongs to two Body Corporate industry bodies. We think it is important to have membership of organisations that are creating change or providing a level of professionalism to the body corporate management industry. Our Strata Community Association (SCA)(NZ) membership allows apm to participate on the Executive Committee of that organisation. During the past 12...Read More→

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Implementing UTA Changes

Apr 18, 2023 Body Corporate, Company News, News

Most of the changes to the Unit Titles Amendment Act take place next month on May 9, 2023.The first thing that owners will see is some small changes to the Notice of Intention to Hold an AGM notification that apm sends approximately one month out from the AGM itself.New regulations 10(2)(a)(b) and 24(3)(b) require a...Read More→

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