We are aware that you will have been inundated with emails regarding responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, we will seek to provide a brief update on the strata/community management of your scheme.
•For the time being, we will be seeking to defer all meetings of owners and strata committees, unless critical/urgent. If the pandemic continues for an extended periodic, meetings will become more “urgent” and will have to be called.
•We will be offering alternate means of participation in meetings (e.g. conference call/electronic attendance) where meetings are scheduled. At a minimum, we will adhere to government regulations regarding the number of people that can be admitted to meetings.
•We have been in the process of rolling out an electronic method of voting and will expedite that as quickly as possible. These measures should allow for the orderly conduct of the owner’s corporation.
Strata Management Support
•Our managers remain available to support you with any needs you may have, including estate management (repairs and maintenance), levies, accounts, by-law enforcement or similar. To the extent possible, it is “business as usual”.
•Our managers are working outside the office where possible but at this stage, are not locked down. Our office remains open, but we would ask owners (and contractors) wishing to attend our office to make an appointment.
•We will ensure that contractors continue to be engaged and paid promptly. The owner’s corporation finances, levy collection and books and records are unaffected. You can access information via our web portal at www.beaumontstrata.com.au.
•We will be ensuring communication with committees in relation to extra measures that might be considered to deal with the pandemic (on a case by case basis).
•Strata inspectors can still conduct searches of the books and records; we will be able to provide timely status certificates, although we recommend reasonable notice be given to ensure that these are available in advance of settlements.
We would also note:
•All residents / businesses, contractors and visitors should practice both good hygiene (e.g. handwashing) and social distancing. In most cases, individuals are required to take personal responsibility for this, although some owners corporations are providing additional facilities and cleaning.
•All residents diagnosed with COVID-19 that are required to self-isolate should alert the owners corporation via the strata manager so other residents / businesses can be informed (confidentially) and take appropriate precautions, including extra cleaning.
•Restrictions may be placed on communal facilities (like gyms, pools and clubhouses), especially if a person returning a positive result to COVID-19 has visited the site. We would ask for all owners’ patience and understanding.
Thank you for your support to date. If any matters require our attentions, please contact the strata manager. We wish you continued good health at this trying time.
Beaumont Strata Management is a leading Strata and Community Title Management specialist. Since 1981, Beaumont Strata has specialised in strata and community title management of commercial, industrial and retail properties located across Sydney's north and western suburbs. In recent times, we have extended our range of services to select residential schemes.
From our offices at Baulkham Hills and Arndell Park, we are easily able to service owners across greater Sydney. Our commitment to quality service is reflected in the continued expansion of our business. Our objective is to work closely with Committees, owners and their tenants to ensure each complex meets the expectations of every stakeholder.
It's a complete service, professional in every way, filling an important need in the property market.
Our managers handle a modest number of clients and properties to ensure we actively manage the needs of our clients.
We employ experienced managers who are further supported by management and an administration team that collectively ensure our clients requests are met promptly at all times.
We utlise the latest technology to assist us to provide the best possible service to clients and the best user experience. Owners and the strata committee have 24/7 access to their information.
We respect the value of ensuring owners corporations are complying with all applicable laws.
The team include fully qualified accountants and BAS staff to ensure our clients can be assured of accurate accounts and tax records.
Earle Beaumont started the business in 1981, at a time there were few specialist strata managers, let alone any with specialist commercial expertise.
With that in mind, Earle completed the strata management course, passing with distinctions, and became a part-time strata manager, establishing Beaumont Strata Management in the process. At that time, Earle’s employer was involved in some property development and Earle was responsible for managing one of their industrial developments in Salisbury Road, Castle Hill. Beaumont Strata continues to manage the property.
During the 1980s, the Castle Hill trading zone was in its early stages of development. Farming land was soon being turned into strata-titled industrial developments and Castle Hill, as a destination for light industry, emerged.
Beaumont Strata Management was uniquely positioned to grow with the area, and the business expanded as Earle earned a reputation for ‘getting the job done’. This remains at the heart of the Beaumont Strata ethos.
Over the years, Beaumont Strata has taken on a number of new staff, precipitating several office moves - most recently into Norwest Business Park at 38 Brookhollow Avenue. In October 2010, Beaumont Strata opened its first branch office at Arndell Park (Blacktown) to service its growing portfolio in the Western Suburbs.
With the strategic use of technology, and designated staff serving specific markets, we now provide strata and community management services to clients across the Sydney basin and beyond. Earle has been joined in the business by his two sons, Grant and Peter, as well as son- in-law, Mark Thorn. Grant and Mark continue to manage the business.