Body Corporate enquiry in Census
Hi Bronwen, great to have this opportunity to give feedback. I’m not sure if “Address Of Dwelling” is the correct location for my enquiry - it might be better suited to OTHER, but you can decide and advise accordingly.
My enquiry relates to BODY CORPORATE entities.
Will the 2018 Census include a question along the lines of “Do you belong to a Body Corporate” or “Does your dwelling involve membership of a Body Corporate”?
The reasons I feel that Census should ask this question is because  There is no national register of Body Corporates.  No one knows exactly how many BCs exist. Although the Body Corporate’s identifing number is generated from the Unit Titles Act registration process, there are Cross-Leased and early 1960-1970 strata title dwellings throughout NZ which have formed Body Corporate structures to administer their common property.  There is an increasing compliance regime loaded onto Body Coporates by legislation: for example the new Health & Safety legislation due this year, and the amendments to the Unit Titles Act requiring Body Corporates to administer Long Term Maintenance Plans.
Body Corporate information would be of immense value to local TA’s, the Government, Real Estate Agents, the public [who may have dealings with Body Corporates] and potential purchasers of properties.
There are many other applications.- such as interest from the education sector in providing short courses for those who are elected to Chair person. Often the Chairperson is “the last volunteer left standing” and unaware of the responsibilities and governance principles involved.
Looking forward to expert reply!
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