Committee management

Who is responsible for collecting meeting minutes when meetings and decisions are made via email? – Sue, QLD

Who keeps the minutes for Committee Meetings where the decisions are made via email. Where should the original be kept and …

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How do self-managed owners corporation serve notices? Josh, VIC

How does a body corporate have to lawfully serve a Notice of Breach on a lot owner if we are a …

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Can our building manager or caretaker change the name of our entire complex without owners input nor acknowledgement? – Rose, NSW

Even if they have management rights, can our building manager or caretaker change the name of our entire complex without owners …

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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 …

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Can body corporate transfer funds between administrative levies and sinking fund levies if the funds are in the same bank account?

Can body corporate have one bank account for administrative levies and sinking fund levies combined, so if administrative levies are short, …

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What happens if a community is unable to pay its expenses due to lack of funds caused by owners not paying their levies? – Lisa, NSW

If the owners fail to pay their levies or delay paying them, it can impact the day to day common property …

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My property by-laws ban riding of bicycle on the common property, and I find them to be unreasonable. When are by-laws invalid, what are my options? – Robert, QLD

My daughter and her friends enjoy riding their bicycles, but we have a by-law that bans riding of bicycle on the …

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When and how often can the body corporate elect a member into the committee? – Doug, QLD

At our recent AGM, two members nominated for a vacant position on the Body Corporate of our Building. One of the …

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Can quarterly strata levies be paid in smaller instalments on a weekly or monthly basis? – Guy, NSW

According to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the owners corporation can decide how often levies are collected from lot owners. …

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Can someone who is not a property owner be a proxy for a property owner and hold the position of chairman, secretary or treasurer? – Debbie, QLD

Yes, they can, if they’re representing a property owner.
A property owner can nominate anyone of their choosing to manage their property …

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What happens at an AGM? – Amanda, VIC

Every year, the owners corporation must hold a meeting of all owners. This is called the annual general meeting (AGM).

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Can you please provide an update on the legislation status for allowing a strata unit of 2 being allowed to operate an Airbnb please. – Graham, NSW

Whether a lot can operate short-term letting is determined by the local council and the requirements that were imposed at the …

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