Question: Our Strata committee has 6 members. Can any 3 strata members form a quorum without communicating with the other strata members?
Our Strata committee has six members. I am told a quorum is three members.
Do the six strata members have to be notified before a meeting or decision is to be discussed or can any three strata members form a quorum without communicating with the other strata members?
Answer: Because this strata committee has 6 members (who are entitled to vote) a quorum is comprised of at least 3 of such members.
This is correct. Quorum is at least half of the members of the strata committee. Because this strata committee has 6 members (who are entitled to vote) a quorum is comprised of at least 3 of such members.
- Quorum required for motion A motion submitted at a meeting of a strata committee must not be considered unless there is a quorum present to consider and vote on the motion.
- When quorum exists A quorum is present at a meeting only in the following circumstances:
- in the case of a strata committee which has only one member, if the member is present,
- in any other case, if not less than one-half of the persons entitled to vote on the motion are present.
Notice requirements are set out in Schedule 2 of the Strata Schemes Management Act, 2015 (NSW) and yes, ALL members must be notified of the meeting:
5 Notice of meetings for other strata schemes
- The secretary of the owners corporation of a strata scheme that is not a large strata scheme must give notice of a meeting to each other member of the strata committee at least 3 days before the meeting and to each owner.
- Notice is to be given by displaying the notice on the notice board maintained by the owners corporation or in accordance with section 263.
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