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Caretaker Duties Valuations


Does your caretaker agreement remunerate you fairly for the services you provide the body corporate or owners corporation?

Alternatively, are you a member of a body corporate and concerned about the level of remuneration paid to your resident unit manager?

Either way, we can assist. We can prepare an arms-length, independent assessment of the caretaker’s role for a reasonable fee. We can also assist with the preparation of a schedule of duties that accurately describes the tasks required (and their frequency) to maintain a complex during its useful life. We have acted as expert witness in Court and Tribunal hearings (including current QCAT hearings) for both caretakers and bodies corporate.

Do you need to check that a proposed caretaker assignee has the skills and experience necessary to carry out the caretaking duties to a professional standard? We can interview the assignee and provide you with a written report assessing their competency in the core skill areas. If appropriate, we may also be able to suggest additional training that they could undertake to address any identified skill issues.

We can also assist by providing an independent caretaker performance review that assesses the caretaker’s performance of duties such as cleaning, gardening and maintenance based on the observable condition of the scheme during a spot inspection.

Despite the sensational press headlines, what many of our clients require is an unbiased, independent expert who can assist the caretaker and body corporate committee to jointly:

  • address lot owner complaints about an individual duty performance,
  • negotiate an equitable contract variation when a duty needs to be removed, added or altered,
  • review an old duties schedule to ensure it accurately reflects the body corporate’s current physical and legal requirements, and/or
  • document that the committee has fulfilled its duty of care to the lot owners when supporting a request made by the caretaker.

What they need from us is an non-adversorial, professionally managed service that retains their existing good relationship.

We have prepared valuations of caretaker duties for buildings from Port Douglas to Coolangatta. We have experience with large hotel style complexes of three hundred units right down to small boutique developments of less than fifty units. We offer most of these services in New South Wales and may be able to provide them elsewhere in Australia by special arrangement.

For a fixed fee quotation or to discuss this specialist valuation service call us on freecall 1800 808 991 or email enquiries@leary.com.au.

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