Paddocks Press is a monthly free digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title community. The issue (Volume 9, Issue 7) has a number of articles of interest, including:
Tampering with the minutes of meetings? - Anton Kelly
Believe it or not, it happens!
The Sectional Titles Act and prescribed rules codify the principles of the common law of co-ownership. One of those principles is that one owner can’t do anything with the shared property without the agreement of the other co-owners, which is why anything that fundamentally affects the common property in sectional title schemes must be approved by a unanimous resolution.
In this article, Anton explains the importance of the minutes of sectional title meetings.
Communication between managing agents, trustees and owners - Andrew Schaefer
The importance of maintaining communication
Regular, transparent and targeted communication, facilitated by trustees and directors, is a critical success factor for harmonious, communal living. Time and capacity are limited and challenged to also fit in communication responsibilities without a deliberate effort and priority around communication. This is mainly because trustees are volunteers who typically allocate significant after-hours time to body corporate management responsibilities, generally for no financial reward.
In this article, Andrew discusses the importance of communication between the Managing Agent and trustees; and between the trustees and owners.
Thinking inside the Box - Blog post - Jennifer Paddock
De-clutter your apartment (and life!) by buying less
Jennifer's sectional title lifestyle blog called Thinking Inside the Box publishes articles on the lighter side of sectional title living and includes practical tips and advice on subjects such as storage solutions, growing balcony gardens and parking issues.
In this blog post, Jennifer give us some tips on how to de-clutter your apartment (and life!) by buying less.
Q&A with the Adjunct Professor - Prof Graham Paddock