Am I eligible to sit on the body corporate committee and also care-take a community title scheme with 40 lots. – Donna, QLD
Your eligibility to be a committee member depends on your position within the body corporate and what you mean by ‘taking care’ of a body corporate.
If your role is that of a service provider to the community in question, you are not eligible to sit on the body corporate committee.
If you are a property owner in the body corporate who fulfils all financial and skill selection criteria, you may volunteer to be elected to your committee. Your body corporate will then review your eligibility to oversee matters as a committee member or run as an office bearer within the committee and decide by majority vote, in an AGM.
In Queensland, a person is not eligible to be a voting member of the committee if they:
- are a body corporate manager are a service contractor are a letting agent conduct a letting business for a number of lots in the scheme
- are an associate of a body corporate manager, service contractor or letting agent
- are a lot owner who owes money to the body corporate at the time when the committee is chosen have been nominated by a lot owner who owes money to the body corporate at the time when the committee is chosen.