Forum: Unelected despot bullying tenants


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There is a malaise that must be unique to strata buildings – an ordinary owner awards themselves extraordinary powers and appoints themselves de facto building or strata manager.

It’s not legal, for a start, but you can imagine the scenario; someone in a self-managed building who collects the levies and uses them to pay the strata scheme’s bills suddenly thinks that gives them the authority to run the place.

They are unelected, untrained and unlicensed and it’s bad enough when they boss other owners around – or try to.

But when they start issuing threats and warnings to tenants, who may have even less idea about their rights and responsibilities than these self-appointed arbiters of strata wrongs, it can all get out of hand pretty quickly.

But what can you do?  Actually, there’s quite a lot and that’s all laid out HERE.

Elsewhere on the Forum

  • The Body Corp chair in Queensland is also a director of the caretaker company.  Conflict of Interest?  That’s HERE.
  • Chair and secretary declined to call a committee meeting despite one-third of members demanding they do so.  That’s HERE.
  • Three owners charged $2600 for demanding a general meeting to resolve problems.  That’s HERE.

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      There is a malaise that must be unique to strata buildings – an ordinary owner awards themselves extraordinary powers and appoints themselves de facto
      [See the full post at: Forum: Unelected despot bullying tenants]

      The opinions offered in these Forum posts and replies are not intended to be taken as legal advice. Readers with serious issues should consult experienced strata lawyers.
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