Committee Code of Conduct
Bodies corporate in Queensland are regulated by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (‘Act’) and it is important for committees and committee members to be aware that, under the Act, there is a code of conduct for committee voting members (‘Code’), which prescribes rules of conduct for committee members. Included in the Code, are obligations on committee members to:
- Acquire an understanding of the Act and Code, and comply with them.
- Act with honesty, fairness and confidentiality.
- Act in body corporate’s best interests.
- Not create a nuisance or unreasonably affect another person’s use and enjoyment of a lot or common property.
- Disclose any conflicts of interest in matters that come before the committee.
It is important for committee members to fulfil their duties in accordance with the provisions of the Code. Where a member’s conduct falls short, there are procedures and steps which can be implemented by an owner to have the committee member removed from office.
At Small Myers Hughes, we have an experienced team of dedicated lawyers who have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Act and Code. We can provide advice on all aspects of a body corporate’s legislative obligations and how to approach difficult matters to ensure that the committee are meeting their obligations and complying with the Code.