Who reviews strata by-laws? Is it the committee or the owners corporation? – John, NSW

The committee prompts and drafts the by-laws and owners corporation reviews and formalises them.

As per law, strata properties are required to have by-laws and rules and the owners corporation is responsible for ensuring they’re in place. The committee works as its representative and executive – so it ensures all owners and residents are aware of and adhere to these by-laws.

If by-laws need to be amended, owners can propose changes by filing a motion in an AGM. For the new by-law to take effect, a special resolution should get passed with majority owner voteĀ  i.e. no less than 25% of the votes cast are against the proposal. The new by-laws should then be registered with the .

Here’s an article on key differences between your owners corporation and committee that may interest you. You may also check out ‘5 common myths about strata property by-laws‘.