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Duties of Small Owners Corporations


10 May 2022

Question: For a small 4 unit strata scheme, are we legislated to hold AGMs or carry out any other activities in terms of the owners corporation?


We’ve bought a unit in a 4 unit strata complex in Northern Melbourne. The only common property is the driveway and the only expense is the strata insurance policy covering all 4 units.

Are we legislated to hold AGMs or carry out any other activities in terms of the owners corporation?


Answer: We recommend that your Owners Corporation at least hold an annual general meeting resolving to raise a budget to cover the common driveway and strata insurance expenses.


The Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Act) requires that the Owners Corporation pass resolutions when it takes actions. Passing resolutions and recording them through meeting minutes or ballot results record the decision of your Owners Corporation when it raises funds for expenses each year.

Further, an Owners Corporation is only capable of making legal decisions and validate its actions when it passes resolutions.

Therefore, at a minimum we recommend that your Owners Corporation at least hold an annual general meeting resolving to raise a budget to cover the common driveway and strata insurance expenses.
 

Rochelle Castro
RC & Co Lawyers