It is very important that Body Corporate Committee meeting minutes are accurate. Sir Humphrey Appleby provides his insights on the procedure for taking minutes in Yes Prime Minister ...
There have been many cases where Committee members or owners have disagreed with or disputed the published record of what actually occurred at a meeting.
Although the Act requires that the minutes be complete and accurate, the reality is that once the minutes are published it is difficult to change, revise or challenge them.
Bear in mind that the minutes can often be used later in references to Disputes or other matters that affect the Body Corporate.
It is best for Committees to make it very clear to the Body Corporate Manager from the outset that a draft of the minutes should be sent to the committee for approval before publication. It is more likely that this will pick up any errors or omissions.
The opinions expressed in this article are personal commentaries and not intended in to be legal advice in any way. I have spent many years participating on a number of different Body Corporate Committees and provide an owner’s perspective on Body Corporate issues. If you have any concerns or comments about any of the issues that are raised in these articles please use the form below to contact me.