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CheatSheet: Trustee Decisions

Here is a list of decisions that sectional title trustees can make on their own (please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list):

  • Approving the subdivision or consolidation of one or more sections – section 21 of the Act
  • making levied contributions due and payable by owners – section 37(2) of the Act and PMR 31(3)
  • filling a vacancy amongst trustees – PMR 8
  • appointing an alternate trustee – PMR 9
  • giving notice of a meeting of trustees – PMR 15
  • appointing or co-opting trustees to make up a quorum when the number of trustees falls below – PMR 16
  • election  of chairperson – PMR 18
  • removal of chairperson – PMR 19
  • replacement of chairperson – PMR 20
  • choosing a temporary chairperson – PMR 21
  • deciding that a trustee is disqualified from voting – PMR 23
  • appointing agents – PMR 26
  • delegating powers or duties to agents – PMR 26
  • revoking delegation to agent – PMR 26
  • raising special levies on owners – PMR 31
  • setting interest rate on arrear amounts – PMR 31
  • authorise managing agent to administer and operate the body corporate’s bank account or deposit money into a trust account – PMR 42
  • appointment of managing agent – PMR 46
  • revoking managing agent’s appointment – PMR 46
  • changing the body corporate’s financial year – PMR 51
  • convening a special general meeting – PMR 53
  • deciding that short notice of a meeting to consider a special or unanimous resolution is necessary – PMR 54
  • initiating or defending an arbitration – PMR 71
  • authorising an owner or occupier to keep a pet – PCR 1
  • parking a vehicle on the common property – PCR 3
  • having a vehicle illegally parked on common property towed away – PCR 3
  • approval for marking, painting, damaging or altering the common property – PCR 4
  • approving a locking device, safety gate, burglar bars or other safety device; screen or other device to prevent the entry of animals or insects – PCR 4
  • authorising the placing of a sign, notice, billboard or advert on the common property or a section which will be visible from outside the section – PCR 6

    Hope this is helpful.

     

    Written by Jennifer Paddock

    http://paddocksblog.com/2013/09/02/cheatsheet-trustee-decisions/

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