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I am a long serving Secretary of a small block of 14 units in NSW.
We have an elderly Owner who was removed from the committee a number of years ago for antisocial behaviour.
Since that time, this owner has taken to paying for his own Strata searches whereby he obtains the contact details of the tradesmen that we have engaged. He then contacts the tradesmen claiming to be on the committee and requests to be sent copies of their invoices to his private email address.
These invoices sometimes contain information about works carried out for other Owners unit repairs (water damage, fixed locks) and so on that have nothing to do with his holding.
The Owner has then contacted the tradesmen and harassed them claiming that he believes that have charged too much for the work and in one case, called one of them 30 times in one day until the tradie blocked the Owners calls. This good tradesman now refuses to do work for us.
The Owner has also distributed copies of the invoices obtained to other Owners claiming that the committee is wasting money or worse – claiming that we are using the funds of the owners corporation to carry out non-essential repairs and preferentially treating other owners.
He also uses the information from the searches to write to the Strata Manager (copying in other Owners) demanding that an owner repays the cost of repairs when he believes they were not required.
There seems to be no mechanism in the Act to protect the confidentiality of the Other Owners?
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