Regulation Definitions

Body corporate regulation definitions


This content is a list of terms used in body corporate regulation modules, and definitions of their meanings. This is not meant to be a list of all body corporate related terms.

 

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When a voter chooses not to cast a vote on a motion, either for or against it. No vote is counted for an abstention.

The address which body corporate notices must be sent to. The address for service for a lot owner, and any other person whose address for service needs to be given to the body corporate, is recorded on the body corporate roll.

Even if there are 2 or more co-owners for 1 lot, there must be only 1 address for service for a lot.

Standard module

The address for service in a standard module must be an Australian address. However, if the body corporate hasn’t been notified of an address, the address for service is the residential or business address that the body corporate was last notified of for the lot owner or another person (whether in or out of Australia).

Accommodation, Commercial, Small Schemes and Specified Two-lot modules

If no address for service has been notified to the body corporate in an accommodation, commercial, small schemes or specified two-lot scheme module, the address for service is the residential or business address that the body corporate was last notified of for the lot owner or another person (whether in or out of Australia).

Any of the following owed by an owner of a lot to the body corporate:

- a contribution or instalment of a contribution
- a penalty for not paying a contribution or instalment of a contribution by the due date
- another amount associated with the ownership of a lot—for example an annual payment for parking under an exclusive use by-law or the cost of lawn mowing services arranged by the body corporate on behalf of the owner.

Non-voting member of the committee

The body corporate manager and caretaking service contractor for the community titles scheme are automatically non-voting members of the committee, without further election or appointment, even if they are also lot owners. Non-voting members of the committee are not entitled to vote at committee meetings.

Voting member of the committee

An eligible person who is appointed to the committee by the body corporate. A voting member is able to vote at committee meetings. They do not include non-voting members of the committee.

Corporate owner

A corporation that is the owner of the lot. This does not include a body corporate for another community titles scheme that comprises a lot included in the scheme, in its capacity as the body corporate for a subsidiary scheme for the scheme.

Corporate owner nominee

The person who has been nominated by a corporate owner to represent the corporate owner on the body corporate.

A person is a corporate owner nominee, for the purpose of voting at a general meeting, if the corporate owner entity gives the secretary a written notice of nomination, stating either:

  • the name of the nominee
  • the names of 2 nominees, 1 of whom is to act in the absence of the other.

A corporate owner may change a nomination by giving the secretary written notice of a new nomination.