Population growth, rising property prices and the dream of a new lifestyle have made body corporate living more and more popular in Australia. Living in an apartment, unit or townhouse can be a rewarding experience, but body corporate life can also be confusing. In this book, expert author Stephen Raff clarifies the rules and answers vital questions such as: What should I look out for when buying a strata property? What are the responsibilities of the body corporate, owners and tenants? How do committee meetings work? What fees will I have to pay? Who takes care of maintenance? What happens if I get into a dispute? Packed with revealing case studies and state-specific information, The Body Corporate Handbook is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of strata life for owner-occupiers, tenants and investors.