A Qld lot owner would like to know the rules around teleconference committee meetings. Frank Higginson, Hynes Legal provides the following response.
Question: If a committee meeting is going to be held by teleconference because of the current COVID-19 crisis, are lot owners permitted to listen?
If a committee meeting is going to be held by teleconference because of the current COVID-19 crisis, are lot owners permitted to listen, just as if the meeting was being held in person?
If yes, what does a lot owner do if a request to do so is refused?
Answer: The committee should use one of the many apps that allow the meeting ‘owner’ to mute people.
The committee should use one of the many apps (Zoom being one) that allow the meeting ‘owner’ to mute people. That way, they can listen in.
There would have to be some functionality or other understanding to remove you if you had an interest in the matter being considered as well.
If the committee refuses that, you can look at your rights afterwards – which is the same position as would have been had you not been allowed into a physical committee meeting.
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This post appears in Strata News #332.
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