Strata Title Administration

Stata  Title administration

we have concerns  about the lack of transparency of  Strata management

They have previously appeared on    Fair Go investigations and been the subject of many  court cases

The video  is located  on the  fair go   page hyperlinked above   it would appear that he complained about this item and  this was reported by the broadcasting standards

We have collated news items  which highlight  the nature and  ethics of this   organisation

In news item Body corporates scrutinised as review pressure mounts

Strata was ordered to repay more than $50,000 of money illegally held and it still faces further action from other bodies corporate later this month.”

“A proprietor of one of those bodies corporate has revealed a statement in Strata Title’s body corporate manual that he believes is tantamount to a policy of kickbacks.”

the following comments are made in the  news item Court clears way to dump property manager

“Strata threatened owners with debt collection charges”

Justice Paterson concluded, most, if not all, of the proprietors had become disenchanted with Mr Chapman-Smith  and Strata

“He said the representatives of 94 apartment holders had their rights and views overridden by a secretary [Strata] and a developer [Ede] who had only an interest in two further apartments”

Justice Paterson said many of the owners’ complaints arose from the manner in which Mr Chapman-Smith chaired meetings, his refusal to co-operate and negotiate with an informal owners’ committee and Strata’s action in trying to enforce levies which were not approved by the annual meeting.

“According to the judge, Strata had caused the proprietors considerable inconvenience, anxiety and cost”

“Strata would have collected levies it was not entitled to collect”

in news item Property manager battles body corporates

“Rob Ferguson said Strata had set itself up so it was “entrenched”and “ran roughshod over the clear wishes of many of the registered proprietors.”

In Judgment exposes property managers

“One disgruntled tenant claimed the company was “useless.””They deliberately obfuscate, if not lie, when you try to get the simplest problems attended to.”

“In June 1989 Strata’s Mr Chapman-Smith was fined $7500 by the Real Estate Institute Licensing Board for misconduct and for misleading the institute.”

Chapman smith has  special connections with Easy energy Limited   which is a Welington based  company  but shares  his office in Auckland  through East energy  water and gas bills are hiked  up  Water bills upset apartment owners

The court cases are  publicly reported  and from the history of Strata Title administration (STA) can be  traced

Paula Beaton was formerly married to Mr Chapman-Smith, who is the sole director and majority shareholder of STA. They married in 1985 and have one child. Following separation, Ms Beaton became the owner of Mr Chapman-Smith’s shares in ( Body corporate administration) BCA, which by that time was the largest body corporate secretariat in New Zealand. A year or so later, Mr Chapman-Smith founded STA.

Between ex wife  and Michael Chapman they have a good chunk of the  body corporate market.  It would appear that when  some  appartments get rid of him they  end up  being managed by one of his associates   as in the case of Soho .

Mr Chapman-Smith has made  submission to the  select  committee   which is located at this link

Further court action is recorded in these judgements  although the  news clippings  and  blogs would indicate that these are but  a small representation of the litigation.

It would appear that the  issues faced  by   those owning apartments  administered by  Chapman smith  have the same issues as those administered by his ex wife Paula Beaton through her company Body corporate administration .

the court cases   We have found are

BODY CORPORATE 329952 V STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED HC AK CIV 2009-404-007484 30 April 2010

BODY CORPORATE 318566 V STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LTD HC AK CIV 2008-404-6294 17 March 2009

VANDA INVESTMENTS LIMITED V KIM TE RANGIAOUNUI JOHNSTONE LOGAN AND GLENNYS ANN LOGAN HC DUN CIV 2009 412 000219 27 November 2009

More blogs on Strata Title Administration

And I Also found a   site  called Strata Title Administration which uses the same logo as Paula Beaton uses

Company directorships of Chapman-Smith

AKARANA REAL ESTATE LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on March 2, 1988.

AUBREY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LIMITED (Struck Off) – Appointed as a director on September 12, 1990.

AURA MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on September 6, 2007.

BODY CORPORATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on June 8, 1999.

CONDOR 96 LIMITED (Struck Off) – Appointed as a director on December 19, 1995 and resigned on May 31, 1998.

CONDOR HOLDINGS (N Z) LIMITED (Struck Off) – Appointed as a director on June 17, 1991.

C-VU MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on September 29, 2003.

ECLIPSE MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on September 11, 2009.

FAIRFAX MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on April 1, 2005.

FEDERAL APARTMENTS MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on May 14, 2008.

HARVARD MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on June 8, 2004.

LABYRINTH HOLDINGS TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on November 30, 2009.

LUNA BODY CORPORATE LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on April 29, 2005.

OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on May 25, 2010.

PANCKHURST ENTERPRISES LIMITED (Struck Off) – Appointed as a director on February 24, 1992.

STRATA REALTY LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on March 2, 1988.

STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on December 12, 1988.

VANDA INVESTMENTS LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on September 30, 2003.

VOLT MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on November 20, 2006.

ZEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED (Registered) – Appointed as a director on September 1, 2005.

His fellow share holders  are

Philip Alan Ian LOCKYER   21 Tui Street, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Also owns

ZEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

VOLT MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

HARVARD MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

LUNA BODY CORPORATE LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

FEDERAL APARTMENTS MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 14 May 2008

AURA MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

PHILL & CAROLINE TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED Director, Appointed 08 Jul 2005

SOHO MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 30 Mar 2010

FRECKLES LIMITED Shareholder, 99% Individually Held

LOCKMOORE LIMITED Struck off, Shareholder, 100% Jointly Held

STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED Shareholder, 15% Individually Held

PHILL & CAROLINE TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED Shareholder, 50% Individually Held

EMBEDDED NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED Director, Appointed 14 Sep 2010

ECLIPSE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 11 Sep 2009

FAIRFAX MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 04 Aug 2009

C-VU MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 16 Apr 2008

Paul William ROUX

3/60 Rodney Street, Howick, Auckland ,

owns

STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED Shareholder, 13% Individually Held

BODY CORPORATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Ceased Director, Resigned 14 Aug 2009

Michael Brent WILLIAMS 47 Sayegh Street, St Heliers, Auckland ,

owns

RECRUITING PARTNERS LIMITED Struck off, Shareholder, 50% Individually Held

STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED Shareholder, 5% Individually Held

RECRUITING PARTNERS LIMITED Struck off, Director, Appointed 12 Apr 2006

Chapman=Smith  shares   directorships with  Simon PRIDDY

BROOK STREET INVESTMENTS LIMITED Director, Appointed 10 Oct 2006

SOHO MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 30 Mar 2010

BROOK STREET INVESTMENTS LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

EMBEDDED NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED Director, Appointed 14 Sep 2010

BODY CORPORATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Director, Appointed 24 Mar 2010

OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE LIMITED Director, Appointed 21 Jun 2010

PRIDDY took  over the administration of the Soho apartments after Strata was removed

SOHO MINUTES SHOWING STRATA BEING SACKED

we wonder if the people at SOHO  realise that the   manager is still effectively the same with a different label.

STRATA TITLE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED owns

AURA MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

ECLIPSE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

EMBEDDED NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

FAIRFAX MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

FEDERAL APARTMENTS MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

HARVARD MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

LUNA BODY CORPORATE LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

OWNERS REPRESENTATIVE LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

SOHO MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

VOLT MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

ZEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

BODY CORPORATE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Shareholder, 100% Individually Held

USE OF FALSE NAMES  as copied from http://stratatitlefacts.blogspot.com/

Strata own the building managers apartments in several of the buildings Strata manages. It is not Strata’s or Michael Chpaman Smiths name as the owner – no K. XU is at least one of the aliases used. Why the need for a false name? Why does Strata’s Manual allow false names – what is someone trying to hide?

It appears that  mr Kang  XU  owns a number of properties   being

XU, KANG Harrison Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland

XU, KANG Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

XU, KANG Campbell Road, Onehunga, Auckland

XU, KANG The Strand, Parnell, Auckland

XU, KANG Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

XU, KANG Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

XU, KANG Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

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