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The owners corporation 

In a strata scheme

The owners corporation is the body made up of all the owners in the strata scheme. It has the responsibility for:

  • maintaining and repairing the common property of the strata scheme
  • managing the finances of the strata scheme
  • taking out insurance for the strata scheme
  • keeping records and accounts for the strata scheme
  • administering the by–laws for the strata scheme.

Each lot owner is part of the owners corporation and has a right to participate in the corporation’s decision making. The owners corporation comes into existence immediately a strata plan is registered with NSW Land and Property Information.

At first it may only be made up of the original owner (usually the developer) but as individuals buy into the scheme, the owners corporation gains more members. The owners corporation has an strata committee which can make many of the necessary decisions on its behalf. The strata committee can have no more than nine members. It has a chairperson, secretary and treasurer. An owners corporation may also employ a strata managing agent and/or building manager to carry out some or all of their functions.

Read more about the owners corporation:

Starting the owners corporation
Responsibilities of the owners corporation
Strata committee
Strata managing agents
Building managers