How are special levies calculated?

How are special levies calculated?

Calculating capital fund levies To determine the capital fund levy for each lot owner, the total estimated cost of capital works is divided by the total number of unit entitlements, and then multiplied by each lot owner’s unit entitlements.

How are strata levies calculated NSW?

In New South Wales, average Strata Fees can be anywhere from 0.3% to 1.2% of the property’s value (0.8%–1.2% with facilities, 0.3%–0.7% without facilities). These Levies are calculated prior to, and then voted on at, the Owners Corporation AGM.

Are special levies legal?

The levy will be legally due and payable despite a lack of consent by any or all members. However, if the trustees implement a special levy without meeting this criteria, the owners can approach the Community Schemes Ombud Service for relief.

Who is liable for special levies?

registered owner
Liability for the payment of a special levy varies from an ordinary levy. Special levies become due and payable on the date of passing of the resolution. This means, that the registered owner of the unit at the time the levy is raised becomes liable and can only transfer such liability by agreement with the purchaser.

What do body corporate levies cover?

The Body Corporate levies usually cover the costs associated with running the estate and include such items as management, security, repairs, garden, pool and common property maintenance, and common property electricity.

Do levies increase annually?

Generally, levies may only be increased ONCE in a financial year. In the case of an “interim” increase, though, trustees may enforce that two incremental levies are paid within a financial year.

Can trustees increase levies?

As trustees are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the common property in a scheme, it is their duty to critically assess the financial situation of the scheme when maintenance becomes necessary, and where there is a lack of funds, they have the option to raise a special levy.