Question: Water has been leaking from our front yard into the car park below for a few years without resolution. Must I use the strata’s expensive contractor for the basement waterproofing? How do I get the committee to act?
Answer: You may get another quote from another contractor, however, make sure that the quote covers exactly the same scope of work so that any comparison in cost is viable.
Yes, you may get another quote from another basement waterproofing contractor, however, make sure that the quote covers exactly the same scope of work so that any comparison in cost is viable.
The strata committee should pass a resolution to obtain more competitive quotes.
Your Strata Manager’s track history of fixing the problem leaves a bit to be desired. With such a large and complex job, consider obtaining a consultant to determine the source of the water egress who can then prepare a scope of works to put out to tender. This will ensure that the job gets done and that any price comparisons are like for like.
If you can obtain some support, a committee meeting must be convened if at least one-third of the committee members so request. Alternatively, you may make a qualified request (with not less than ¼ of the unit entitlements) to convene a general meeting of the owners corporation.
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