My mother is the owner of a unit in a state of four units. She is over 90 years old and quite sick. The other owner is also over 90 and quite sick too. The owner of other two units does not think that they need to have an AGM. They didn’t have one for the last 4 years and we are very weary of owner of the other two units. They do not have a committee, just a book-keeper. I have power of attorney. Can I ask for a meeting on her behalf? – Colette, NSW

Q: My mother is the owner of a unit in a state of four units. She is over 90 years old and quite sick. The other owner is also over 90 and quite sick too. The owner of other two units does not think that they need to have an AGM.

They didn’t have one for the last 4 years and we are very weary of owner of the other two units. They do not have a committee, just a book-keeper.

I have power of attorney. Can I ask for a meeting on her behalf? I asked the book-keeper questions about finance and mainly insurance but was told I am not an owner and such matters are confidential. Again with my power of attorney may I have access to the information?

A: All strata schemes must have a committee. It is also mandatory to have an annual general meeting every year. This is to work out strata levies, building insurance, and other important and mandatory matters.

You may choose to write to the lot owners and request a meeting be held.