Steven Garland, Body Corporate General Manager reflects on body corporate living after COVID-19.
As we settle back in to Alert level 1 and bask in the warm feeling of having virtually eliminated the Coronavirus from the community, we should also take a moment to realise that we all have had to confront new constraints, new perspectives and new realities over the past few months.
The world will not be the same after this but this has given us the opportunity to imagine how we may want to do things better. We have had the opportunity to reflect on our community living arrangements and their common spaces and our property investments more broadly.
What was it like living through COVID-19 for you in your Apartment, your Unit or your Townhouse? If you are tenanting your property, are you up to date with all you need to know regarding the Healthy Home changes or the information that you should be providing to your Property Manager?
Has your Body Corporate, Cross Lease or Residents Society got a firm handle and set of procedures in place in dealing with Airbnb requests from owners in terms of what’s allowed in your building/complex and how you propose to manage this through your current Rules?
Did you recently hold your AGM or Committee Meeting via Zoom and how do you feel about using this type of platform in the future? Or have you been waiting to get back around the table in person? Meetings are very important. They allow you the opportunity to participate, have your say, vote in person or via a proxy or postal vote and generally provide all owners with a summary of the previous year whilst setting out the direction for the following year.
I would be most interested in your feedback on these matters or perhaps we could assist you with providing some advice on how your community living entities could look to do things differently in the future.
So we are all feeling good about our health response to the crisis and proud as a country in what we have collectively achieved. Let’s now look at the opportunities that we have before us and think about how we can all do things better for our Body Corporate, our Cross lease and our Residents Society entities
General Manager – Body Corporate
Auckland Property Management
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