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 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:
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.
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.