This article is about whether you need to provide tenant details to strata or the committee.
Question: Am I obliged to provide my tenants details to strata or the committee? The Strata Committee has adequate contact details for myself and the agent.
I own a unit in a block of 8. It is tenanted to a responsible tenant with two children.
The next door neighbour (treasurer) is very intimidating and always complaining. He has requested the Surname and phone number of my tenant. I believe this is a breach of her privacy. The Strata Title Committee has my private details, and also the Estate Agent who manages the rental.
Am I obliged to provide my tenants details to strata or the committee, given that the Strata Committee has adequate contact details for myself and the agent?
Answer: You are not obliged to pass your tenants details to other unit owners, office bearer’s or committee members.
Under Strata Titles Act 1988 schedule 3 of the Articles of the association
Part 12 – A unit holder must immediately notify the strata corporation of— (a) any change in the ownership of the unit, or any change in the address of an owner; (b) any change in the occupancy of the unit.
Our understanding of this section would be that as an owner you must update your records with the corporation as the corporation communicates all matters to and through the owner of the unit. You are not obliged to pass your tenants details to other unit owners, office bearer’s or committee members. Any matters relating to your unit should be addressed to you the owner / landlord and action to be taken by you or your agent regarding your tenant.
Personal information should always be confidential and to know how the information is to be used.
Matters arising about the property should be channel through your strata manager and the owner to take appropriate actions.
This post appears in Strata News #486.
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This article is not intended to be personal advice and you should not rely on it as a substitute for any form of advice.
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