The four fundamental responsibilities of an owners may be categorized as follows.
An owner must-
- Abide by the Body Corporate and Community management Act, the regulation module and the by-laws
- Ensure their details are on the Body Corporate roll
- Maintain their lot and any exclusive use common property
- Pay Body Corporate contributions
As an Owner who is not a member of the Committee your avenue for participation in Body Corporate decision making is at general meetings. Participation is not compulsory; however, it is welcomed. Without a quorum of Owners, the Body Corporate is unable to hold a general meeting to make a decision. If you choose to participate you may attend the general meeting personally, by appointing a proxy, or by use of a voting paper.
If you choose to participate in Body Corporate life you may:
- Submit a motion for consideration by all the members
- Attend general meetings
- Put forward your point of view on any of the motions under consideration at a general meeting
- Vote on the motion
Make sure you are on the Body Corporate roll
The first step to being involved in the affairs of your Body Corporate is to ensure the body corporate has your name and contact details.
It is a statutory obligation that you inform your body corporate of your ownership of a lot in the scheme. Generally, your solicitor should advise SSKB that you have purchased a lot by submitting the official change of ownership form. Sometimes, however your legal advisor may inadvertently overlook the required notice. We recommend that your first action is to write to SSKB regarding your ownership details.
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