Condo Smarts: Strata council should review all decisions

Dear Tony: Our strata council is having a power struggle with our strata manager. We have had the same manager for six years and have been pleased with her service, but we have discovered a number of contracts that the manager has signed where the terms and conditions of the contracts were different than what we approved. The council approved elevator service contracts and waste removal contracts at fixed prices for no longer than three years. Our strata decided to change waste removal contractors and find we are locked into a seven-year contract and we are spending money on legal advice to terminate the agreement. The manager told us it is normal for them to sign contracts on behalf of their clients, but if we don’t sign and approve our own contracts, how can we guarantee we are getting what we approve?    Read the article…………….

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