A committee member may resign for many reasons – the sale of the property, other commitments, even just a need for a change.
If the committee member decides not to wait until the annual general meeting to stand down, there are procedures that have to be followed to ensure the owners corporation runs smoothly.
The quickest and easiest way to fill the vacancy is to have another member of the owners corporation fill the vacancy in an ‘acting capacity’. This can be done by passing a motion by the executive committee. Source: section 35(2) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (the Act)
Alternatively, the vacancy could be filled by holding vote on the new appointment at a general meeting of the owners corporation.
The newly appointed (or elected) committee member holds office only until the annual general meeting where all committee members are required to be elected.
However, if the resignation of the member leaves the committee unable to form a quorum, the committee must call a general meeting.
If you have any questions about committees, committee positions, voting and casual vacancies, contact your SSKB Community Manager. You will also find useful information here: http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Tenants_and_home_owners/Strata_schemes/Frequently_asked_questions_strata_schemes.page#Strata_committee
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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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