Sunday, April 28, 2013

quicko: body corporate

Another very common Australian term when discussing housing -- this is the company (for lack of a better word) that owns the building with all the units -- some lived in by their owners, and others rented out.  The body corporate is the entity that is responsible for keeping all the common stuff taken care of (locks, new stairs in the hallways, etc.) and often implements strict rules of its own, even for those who actually own their own unit (i.e., no pets).  More or less seen as the bad guy -- or probably more of a necessary evil.

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