This is a blog to share and possibly discuss the issues faced by residents, owners, council members and managing agents in the running of a condo or Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST).
I have been an owner and a council member for many years. First as member, then as Chairman. Having worked with various stakeholders, I have encountered many difficulties and hope to share the experiences. The lessons continue to prove useful as some of the issues continue to resonate today.
Why do this?
- In recent years, I observed numerous poorly managed MCSTs
- Owners are divided into ‘short-term camps’ & ‘long-term camps’
- Idealistic maintenance is feeding an oversized cat
- Sustainability & Asset enhancement can be better practised
There are various approaches to solving a problem. I do not believe my suggestions are prime. Circumstances differ for each individual and MCST. I am trying to provide insights so that others can build a better managed condo.