Moka Property Management Associations

What is a Property Management Association?

Property management associations are provided 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
  • Fair and equitable contributions
  • Integration of all precincts
Learn more about governance

Voting Rights

« Voting rights are allocated by the articles of association on the basis of objective and fair criteria. » (Article 664-129 of the Civil Code)

Your voting rights depend on the following criteria:

Whether your plot of land is serviced or not

The surface area of your plot of land

The built surface area 

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.

Individual Contribution

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 to 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
    • Living in a convenient city which promotes the wellbeing of its citizens

Property Management Association for Every Level of the Smart City

Three levels of partnership will be developed in order to ensure the city’s territorial unity and a strong identity for each neighbourhood:
City Level  (Moka “The heart of the island” – AFM)
Precinct Level  (AFQ)
• Block level (AFB)

Each landowner will be a member of a property management association 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.

City Level

The Moka Property Management Association operates at the city level. As prescribed by the architectural guidelines, the association 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 etc.)
  • Smart Initiatives: IoT, website, smart readers…
  • Accessibility
  • Communication and events
  • Insurance

Precinct Level

Each precinct which make up the Moka Smart City will be represented by their own property management association, whose mission is:

  • The maintenance of roads and green spaces
  • The management and administration of the precinct
  • The maintenance of the precinct’s facilities (sewage treatment plant, water, electricity, internet, etc.)
  • To ensure adherence to urban planning regulations and architectural guidelines
  • Insurance

Block Level

To better meet the needs of our clients and the Smart City’s residents, the precincts will be broken down into block property management associations. This division 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 within the block
  • Management and administration of the block
  • Ensuring that urban planning regulations and architectural guidelines are respected
  • Insurance

Managing the Property Associations: The role of the Administrator

Each Property Association will be run by an Administrator elected by the General Assembly

The Administrator’s mission is as follows:

  • Managing the common spaces and equipment, in accordance with the architectural guidelines 
  • Handling the accounting and administrative duties of the associations
  • Handling insurance subscription and contracts of the associations 
  • Representing and defending the interests of each Property Association

The Administrator 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.

Smart Initiatives