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    AvatarSidney
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    For NSW properties:
    One strata committee (SC) member claims that as he owns 2 units in the strata scheme, he has two votes on every matter to be voted on in strata committee meetings (SCM). All other SC members only own one unit each. We know that when voting at EGMs and AGMs he has 2 votes (or several unit entitlement votes). But does this apply at SC meetings?

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    One strata committee (SC) member … owns 2 units in the strata scheme … We know that when voting at EGMs and AGMs he has 2 votes (or several unit entitlement votes). But does this apply at SC meetings?

    Absolutely not.

    Quoting Page 9 of Fair Trading’s Strata Living handbook on strata committees, “Each member has one vote,
    unless they are: unfinancial (owing unpaid levies), or the tenant representative.”

    This is backed up in their online fact sheet on committee meetings which says: “Each strata committee member, other than any tenant member, has one vote.”

    However, he could nominate anyone to represent the second unit on an extra seat on the committee, but only provided he wasn’t standing for election himself.  In that case, he’d need to get another owner to nominate the additional member, and get a majority of votes at the AGM for both the numbers on the committee and the proxy nominee.

    I would suggest that this owner reads the regulations before he starts quoting them – that might save everyone a lot of hassle. A sense of entitlement is not law in anyone’s book.

     

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