Thursday 22 February 2007 5.13pm
when we got a group of owners with qualifications in accounting, law, property management etc. They've really made a big difference in our building]
Ah, you are indeed lucky, this is unfortunately not the case in many buildings, most residents representative bodies give freely of their time but experienced "managing agents" can run rings around them. The problem is that the sanction of "we'll fire you" is only to be used at the last resort because it leads to months of arranging a new agent and a reputation for firing agents.
I implore those of you now complaining to your residents assoc, or freeholders complaining to their board, to take part in the running of your buildings, especially if you have any professional experience to offer. I find that many of the people who are on these boards and committees find themselves personally or jointly vilified by owners of flats who are too selfish and/or lazy to offer their time to serve.