ARREARS RECOVERY PROCESS

Strata managers can only charge fees/expenses/disbursements for debt recovery work as authorised, specified and itemised in their management agreements with the owners corporation. If strata managers charge these expenses pursuant to their management agreements, then they are recoverable against the lot owner, pursuant to Section 80 of the SSMA.

If a strata manager charges a fee that is not in their management agreement, or that they are not authorised to charge, then it can’t be recoverable.

If  strata managers are authorised to take recovery action and charge the relevant fees/expenses, etc., pursuant to the management agreements, then all debt recovery fees and charges should be recoverable against the lot owner, pursuant to Section 80 of the SSMA.