Although around 40 per cent of owners’ corporations self-manage their strata schemes (28,000 in NSW and 30,000 in Victoria; 100,000 Australia-wide) there has been little support for these DIY managers.
In a timely response, a national DIY online strata management tool will be launched this week. The first of its kind in Australia, ourbodycorp.com.au is designed to help owners self-manage their strata corporations online.
Described as “a revolution in strata management,” the system manages agendas, minutes, finances and records securely stored in the cloud and accessible anywhere 24/7. Added to this is a Facebook-style tool for owners to communicate with neighbours.
For $7 per unit per month, OurBodyCorp provides the tools needed to make self-managing easy.
“Legislation throughout Australia requires that every strata scheme has an Executive made up of owners. With this program property owners can cut their strata management fees by up to 70 per cent, and have complete control over the destiny of their property.” said Kate Gould, owner and founder of OurBodyCorp.
“As a unit owner I had been unhappy with the service provided by strata management agencies, and tried self-managing our block of units.” said Ms Gould.