Congratulations! You’ve volunteered to be on the committee of your body corporate or owners corporation.
Just like being on the board of a community organisation or a business, being on the committee comes with specific responsibilities – which are all the more important to observe because your decisions impact on your home or your investment.
Your responsibilities are to:
As a committee member, your job is to ensure that by-laws are enforced and your community is following the legislation that governs body corporate and owners corporation properties.
On the rare occasion when a committee member is not acting in the best interests of the community as a whole, action needs to be taken.
If you feel that a fellow committee member is in breach of their responsibilities, it is an issue that should be raised at the next committee meeting.
The notice must include:
A committee member who receives the notice must be given an opportunity to provide a written response (limited to 600 words) within 21 days after being given the notice. If a notice is given, the body corporate must include a motion to remove the committee member from their position on the agenda of the next general meeting.
If you find yourself in this (hopefully!) rare circumstance, the best way to address the notice of breach is to: