I am a property manager. I purchased the management rights to Point Plaza Apartments in Woody Point, Queensland, Australia in 2009. This is a 25 year contract to manage the complex and allows me to act as the rental agent. I can sell the contract if I wish at any time.
As the building care-taker my duties include organising contractors for maintenance work, cleaning common property and reporting to the Body Corporate.
Our complex is an 8 story building with 48 apartments and we have 7 retail shops on the ground level.
I have a rental pool of about 17 apartments which I rent out on long-term leases. I do not do holiday letting, preferring a more relaxed lifestyle.
Many building managers hire staff to do the cleaning and odd jobs but I prefer to pocket the money myself and not have the dramas associated with staff. The common property consists of the lobby, pool and sun deck and 8 corridors which are cleaned once a week. The car park is cleaned by contractors as part of the maintenance program a few times every year. I will on occasion hire contractors to cover me. Mainly when I go on holidays.
It’s a great lifestyle which allows me to come and go as I please.
Today I had maintenance contractors on-site clearing some blocked subterranean storm water pipes. Once I got them organised, I left them to it and went for a walk with MM (my man), my dog Chi and my little cannon ixus105