This Q&A about whether a Body Corporate Chairman can tell other owners how to vote at an upcoming AGM has been answered by Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal.
Question: Can a Body Corporate Chairman tell other owners how to vote at the upcoming AGM?
We have a situation where our Body Corporate Chairman has informed the other lot owners how he would like them to vote at the upcoming AGM. Is this a reasonable course of action?
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Answer: Yes. A committee member or a committee as a whole can make recommendations to owners about voting.
Yes. A committee member or a committee as a whole can make recommendations to owners about voting.
The one thing that an individual committee member needs to be aware of when doing so is to clarify whether they are doing that personally in their own right or as a member of the committee – the distinction being important as to who is actually doing the recommending.
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