Forecasting for funds to be recovered from owners

Forecasting for funds to be recovered from owners

Forecasting for funds to be recovered from owners

From time to time, the body corporate has to manage and initially fund repairs to individual owners and then recover the costs of the job after the work has been completed.  

Most often, the costs aren't significant and the body corporate has adequate cash in the bank to pay for the work upfront.  However, at Plan Heaven, we often have to plan the funding for more expensive works that the body corporate doesn't have the cash to fund.

A case study

 A good recent example is a 20 unit townhouse development in Lower Hutt where 12 of the units had a skylight that needed replacing at around $3,700 each. Or a total cost of around $75,000.  The other eight units didn't have skylights. 

The body corporate manager and committee were satisfied that it was the duty of the body corporate to manage the project and initially fund it.  Then on completion, each owner was to be invoiced for the cost of the replacement on their unit.

Where does the cash come from initially?

The body corporate manager and committee was also satisfied, that because it didn't have $75,000 in the bank, at least some of it be raised from all of the owners - including the eight that didn't have skylights.  But how much?

Demonstrating the cash flow in the LTMP

While the concept is simple enough, our planner, Rhys, needed to demonstrate the cash in and cash out to make it clear for owners and our hard-coded template didn't provide for it.  So this feature was added as an upgrade in version 5.

The screenshots below show what the tables look like

Job table example

Funding table example

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The Plan Heaven team.

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