Talking about A Resolution – Queensland

We’re talking about a resolution – and the different types you will encounter as a body corporate committee.

In Queensland, many body corporate decisions have to be made at a general meeting and, depending on the subject to be discussed, several different resolutions for each motion might be required.

When a motion is included on a general meeting agenda, the voting paper must state what type of resolution is needed to pass the motion:

  • An ordinary resolution
  • A special resolution or,
  • A resolution without dissent

An ordinary resolution is carried if there are more votes in favour of the motion, than there are against. In other words, a simple majority. Types of motions which need an ordinary resolution include:

  • Adopting administrative and sinking fund budgets
  • Setting annual body corporate contributions (levies)

Special resolutions are required to pass important motions affecting the Body Corporate. These include improvements to common property costing more than $2000 per lot and changes or additions to the body corporate by-laws which require consent to record a new community management statement.
There are stringent conditions to pass a motion that requires a special resolution. All three of the following conditions need to be met.

  1. At least two-thirds of the votes cast are in favour of the motion
  2. The number of votes against the motion is not more than 25% of the total number of lots
  3. The total contribution schedule lot entitlements of the votes against the motion is not more than 25% of the total contribution schedule lot entitlements for all lots in the scheme

There are occasions where a motion will require a resolution without dissent. In other words, there cannot be any ‘no’ votes. The types of matters that will require a resolution without dissent include proposals to sell or dispose of part of common property or to record a new community management statement to add an inclusive use by-law.

SSKB Community Managers are delighted to assist helping you understand the specific rules and legislative obligations for your community.

Why Choose SSKB?

Since 1995, SSKB has been the industry leader in strata management. Servicing clients through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, we have a broad portfolio of schemes under management and pride ourselves on having the most experienced and skilled management team in the industry.

As a lot owner, you will have access to our expert Client Solutions Team who are on hand to deal with general enquiries. This team works on a “one call resolution” policy, aiming to resolve any issues on your first call to us. The team have a 94% rate of answering questions on the spot. By having our Client Solutions Team assisting lot owners, It allows our Community Managers and Assistants to be on hand to better deal with the requirements of the committee.

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