The Treasurer’s wife attends every meeting of the Owners Committee. She intervenes on any/all issues, not just those that might concern her unit. She does not ask for permission to speak and has no hesitation to interrupt others. She also reads OC emails and correspondence sent to her husband or other OC members. Apart from being present, to which there can be no objection, she acts in spirit and letter like an OC member although she is not elected. Do strata regulations allow two persons from the same unit to be members of the OC? – Mary, NSW

The question depends on who owns the unit – is it the treasurer or the wife or both? If they own more than one unit or if they’re co-owners, they could be on the committee and the treasurer could address the correspondence. This issue can be sorted out by the chairperson of the committee.