Q: I live in a strata titled retirement village. We have a new Strata committee. However, the building manager has nominated themselves, and been elected, to the strata committee as both secretary and treasurer. I see this as a conflict of interest. Is this person eligible to sit on the committee at all and hold the two main positions? I found some support in Sect 32 of the Act.
The building manager has nominated themselves, and been elected, to the strata committee as both secretary and treasurer. Is this person eligible to hold both positions? – Sam, NSW
A: A building manager, strata manager or both can be hired to join a strata committee and help run a strata scheme. Committee members may also hold more than one position.
What’s most important is that all committee members uphold their obligations as committee members, making decisions that benefit the strata scheme as a whole. If a committee member is no longer upholding their obligations and tasks, or if there are conflicts of interest that arise, you may hold a vote to replace the member.