05 Mar 2020
Words Glenn Millar
SUPPORT ARAMA SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO LOBBY TO KEEP OUR INDUSTRY VIABLE – IT’S A NO BRAINER
ARAMA has 900+ members in branches on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Whitsundays, Cairns and Port Douglas.
ARAMA members manage over 43,000 units with a property value in excess of $12 billion. Some members manage buildings for short term letting such as holiday letting, others manage long term rental buildings, and some have buildings that have a mixture of short term and long term letting. The holiday letting businesses managed by ARAMA members generate over $330 million revenue annually, making a significant contribution to employment and the local economy. In addition, long term letting businesses managed by ARAMA members have total revenue of $290 million annually and both collectively employ over 11,000 people therefore making a significant contribution to the local economy.
- Provide the necessary lobbying, submissions and representation required for all legislation covering multi-unit living particularly the protection of Management Rights.
- Promote the tourist industry generally and specifically the letting of units within buildings on behalf of owners.Keep members informed of industry developments and activities.
- Represent members on relevant tourism and other professional bodies.
- Maintain a Code of Ethics for members to enhance standards of operation and behaviour within the industry.
- Provide a source of regular bulletins, publications and media releases concerning industry issues.
- Improve the professional and education standards within the industry through effective training and licensing requirements.
Contact them today and join up - the benefits are immense!
Below is an excerpt from the recent ARAMA Newsflash:
There is no better time to be a Management Rights Operator then right now ! Now is your time to shine and to demonstrate just how valuable your role as a Resident Manager is to the community that you live and work in. Unlike Body Corporate Managers/Strata Managing Agents, Lawyers and others service providers a Resident Manager can`t totally remove themselves from their clients due to current issues. We live and work with our clients and customers and we therefore have an ideal opportunity to take a positive leadership role within the scheme and provide solutions and certainty in these uncertain times. I`m sure you have already thought of this however now is the best time to:-
- step up your cleaning routines and speak to your Body Corporate/Owners Corporation about obtaining additional funding in order to do so. Because these are emergency issues many of which requiring urgent action, additional spending approval could be granted at committee level at short notice.
- examine the risk factors within your particular complex and discuss with the Body Corporate (BC)/Owners Corporation (OC) about the need to temporarily close off some non-essential areas within your scheme that may pose a risk to others such as the Gymnasium, Media Room, Games Room etc.
- consider advising the BC/OC that while your contracted office hours will remain the same, the way you deliver service (via the mobile phone only) may change.
- communicate regularly with all Lot Owners, including Owner Occupiers, Tenants and Guests to inform them of your positive response and the initiatives that you have implemented to improve their safety.
- consider direct marketing to your database especially if you are in short stay holiday letting about your revised cancellation terms so that new bookings can be made with confidence when booking direct and that you are clean and ready to take new bookings.
- promote to the drive market. There are no cruises, no one is heading overseas so you have a captive domestic market to appeal to. We have included some really good examples in this e-News Bulletin that you can draw on.
Trevor Rawnsley CEO