Property management associations are provided for by the Mauritian Civil Code and aim to build, maintain and manage services and equipment of mutual interest (including roads, networks, parking areas, wastewater treatment plant, green spaces, city safety, hygiene and cleanliness etc.)
Why a Property Management Association for a Smart City?
The Economic Development Board, in collaboration with the French and Mauritian Chamber of Notaries, devised a new juridic model inspired by French property management associations. This new model, designed to meet the requirements of a modern city, is more suitable for Smart Cities. The Mauritian Civil Code was amended in 2018 to reflect this change. Land associations are essential for the good management of common spaces and their equipment and proffer many advantages including:
- The possibility to be an active participant, and have your opinions heard, in your city
- Based on fair and equitable contributions
- Community integration
Your voting rights depend on the following criteria:
Your right to vote gives you the opportunity to be an active member of the community. Each year at the Annual General Meeting, you will have the opportunity to vote on the city's budget and on projects to beautify and improve the city's services and facilities.
The calculation of individual contributions is derived from the calculation of voting rights and applies to two categories of expenses:
General charges: Which cover the maintenance and administration of common spaces
Special charges: Covering common infrastructure, equipment, and facilities. These charges do not apply for agricultural land.
Contributions are mandatory and essential for the proper functioning of the city. They allow for:
- A clean and safe city
- The city’s embellishment
- Well maintained public spaces
- Ensuring the value of your property and your return on investment
- To live in a convenient city which promotes the wellbeing of its citizens
- No profit is made by Moka City Ltd on the contributions paid
- All contributions are used for the maintenance of the various precincts and/or provisioned to ensure the deployment of new services/facilities
- In addition to being compulsory, contributions are essential and necessary for the proper functioning of the city
Property Management Association for every level of the Smart City
Property Management Associations operate on three levels to guarantee a common aesthetic, and the identity of each area within the Smart City, these include:
- City Level (Moka “The heart of the island”)
- Precinct Level (Bagatelle, Telfair, Helvetia, Courchamps, Vivéa and l’Avenir)
- Block level (smaller territorial units)
Each landowner will be a member of a property management associations at each level. They will vote at their block level and will be represented in the higher levels. Each level will be managed by administrators.
The Moka Property Management Association operates at the City Level and basing itself on the covenant, is responsible for the following:
- Security across the city
- The management and administration of the city
- Management and maintenance of large public spaces: The Park and the Promenade
- Waste management and cleanliness of the city
- The installation and maintenance of street furniture (street lighting, signage, street furniture, etc.)
- Smart Initiatives: IoT, website, smart readers…
- Communication across residents and organised events
Each precinct which make up the Moka Smart City will be represented by their own property management association members whose mission is:
- To maintain roads and green spaces
- Management and administration of the precinct
- Maintenance of the precinct’s facilities (sewage treatment plant, water, electricity, internet, etc.)
- Adherence to our urban planning regulations and architectural specifications
To better meet the needs of our clients and the Smart City’s residents, all of the city’s blocks will be run by individual property management associations. This decision will allow Moka to develop through a decision making process which tackles specific issues throughout the individual blocks of the Smart City.
The Land Association will be responsible for:
- Maintenance of roads and public spaces
- Management and administration
- Ensuring that urban planning regulations and architectural guidelines are respected
Managing the Property Management Associations: The role of the administrator
Each Land Association will be run by an Administrator elected by the General Assembly
The Administrator’s mission is as follows:
- Handling the management and administrative duties of common spaces and equipment in accordance with the covenant
- The accounting and administrative duties of their association
- Handling insurance and contracts respective to their association
- Representing and defending the interests of each Land Association
The Administrator’s tasks will be supported by a committee. Composed of 3 to 11 members per association, the committee will assist and give directives to the Administrator and will act as go-betweens among the members of each association. Also elected by the General Assembly, the member committee plays a crucial role in applying good governance principles of the property management association.
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