There are a number of avenues/options available to owners, to address/resolve issues/differences/disputes:
- Ask to attend and speak at a meeting of the trustees (Management Rule 15).
- Put the issue in writing and send it to the domicilium citandi et executandi of the body corporate (The first step of resolving dispputes through arbitration - Managament Rule 70).
- Speak to fellow owners, if 25% ownership -- in number and value, based on the respective participation quotas -- make a request the trustees are obliged to call a special general meeting (Management Rule 53).
- If the trustees fail to call the SGM that has been requested by 25% of the ownership, then the 25% shall be entitled to call the meeting (Management Rule 53), but ensure it is done in accordance with the Management Rule 54 (1 & 7 in particular).
- If 25% of ownership want to remove a trustee or trustees from office, follow Management Rule 13 (e) & 53, but make sure the convening notice specify the intention to vote upon the removal of the trustee/s from office.
- If 25% of ownership want to remove the chairperson from office, follow Management Rule 19 & 53, but make sure the convening notice specify the intention to vote upon the removal of the chairperson from office.
- Follow Management Rule 71 with regard to a dispute between yourself as owner and another owner or the body corporate, to resolve the dispute by arbitration
Revised 15 June 2010