A Qld lot owner would like to know what power a body corporate member has over strata information displayed on the noticeboard. Todd Garsden, Hynes Legal provides the following response.
Question: What rights does a member of the committee have to remove, or prohibit a lot owner from displaying, strata information on the noticeboard?
Assuming nothing to the contrary in the by-laws, is there any type of notice relating to the affairs of the body corporate that a lot owner is prohibited from placing on the noticeboard? This is assuming of course that the information displayed isn’t defamatory.
What rights if any does a member of the Committee or any other lot owner have to remove such strata information?
Answer: The body corporate must act reasonably.
In the absence of a by-law, there are no rules around how a noticeboard is to be administered.
The Module simply allows for the body corporate to ‘maintain’ the noticeboard. So in theory, the committee has the power to choose what is and isn’t displayed, but must act reasonably in making those decisions.
This post appears in Strata News #247.
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