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Q Can a non-owner and non-resident without proxy attend a trustees’ meeting and voice an opinion knowing he cannot vote without proxy? – Sandy A Hi Sandy, there is no such thing as a proxy for a trustee meeting. If an owner cannot attend they have to give their

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Q Hi, please help me! An owner has called a special general meeting (SGM) tonight to increase the number of trustees from two to five (financial year end is June). I have three questions: #1 Can she give her proxy to her father who is a non-resident or owner? #2 Can

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Q Hi, there seems to be some confusion regarding owners attending trustees’ meetings. As recently as 2015 it was stated that owners could only attend trustees’ meetings if invited. However, reading the new act, this seems to have fallen away? There is also no mention of spouses

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Q Hi, my courtyard is part of my section registered in the deeds office and is separated by a 2m high wall from the adjacent section’s courtyard. Without consulting me the next door owner has raised this wall by four rows of bricks and intends to

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Q Hi there, I own a sectional title unit that has two patios - one from my lounge, and the other from my bedroom. I do not use the bedroom patio and would like to enclose it with glass sliding doors, requiring zero structural work. But

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Q Can a managing agent and body corporate decline a Labrador guide dog for a blind child in a complex whereby pets are permitted but the rules are clear that the dog may only be 30cm in height? A The short answer to this question is unequivocally “no”! Restrictions on

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Q Can the trustees change the electricity service provider without consulting owners? Has the managing agent got a responsibility to advise the trustees that owners need to be informed? Our managing agent simply dropped the new contract under our door without consulting owners or informing them of

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Q Hi Karien, we have a problem! At the AGM it was decided to elect six trustees. At the first trustees meeting after the AGM we took a vote on who would be the chairperson. We reached a deadlock – three of us voted for Alex and three voted

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