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Can voting papers be sent to the body corporate manager?

Introduction An adjudicator recently ruled that voting papers sent to a body corporate manager were invalid as they were not given in compliance with section 84(2) of the Accommodation Module.  Section 84(2)(b) provides that a voter casts a written vote by giving the voting paper to the secretary (by hand, by post or by facsimile)…

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Back to Basics – Calling for Nominations

Getting the basic procedural steps right is essential to the smooth running of a Body Corporate, particularly leading up to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). If these basic steps are not followed or communicated in accordance with the requirements of the legislation, the year end process can be compromised and potentially invalidate the AGM. In…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Seaside Strata Building with Preventative Maintenance

When you think of ocean-side properties, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the smell of the sea breeze? The sound of seagulls circling overhead? The ease of walking down to the beach and feeling the warm sand between your toes? Or perhaps it’s the non-stop struggle of dealing with salt corrosion,…

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Insurance – What’s Covered and Making a Claim

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding in parts of Queensland, many of us are washed over with memories of the 2011 floods which left thousands of residents with damaged properties, a mammoth clean-up and in dire need of compensation from their insurers. This event stands as a strong reminder of the importance of strata…

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