1. Ordinary or general resolutions
Ordinary resolutions are perhaps the most common type of strata meeting resolutions. They require a simple majority voting in favour of the motion. This means more than 50 per cent of owners eligible to vote and present in person or by proxy must cast their vote in favour of the motion. Most owners corporation decisions of an owners corporation are made by ordinary resolution, unless legislation specifies otherwise.
Strata committees make decisions by way of ordinary resolutions. They do not have the authority to decide on matters that require a special or a unanimous resolution.
Examples of decisions made by ordinary resolution include:
- Spending restrictions placed on the strata committee
- Levy contributions
- The appointment of a strata managing agent and the delegation of powers.
Body corporate voting rules
In Queensland, ordinary resolutions have a slightly different meaning. A motion is passed by ordinary resolution if the votes counted for the motion (“yes” votes) are more than the votes counted against the motion (“no” votes), so there is no requirement to get more than 50 per cent in favour. This is the most common type of general meeting resolution.
A majority resolution
A majority resolution is a motion is passed by majority resolution if the votes counted for the motion (“yes” votes) are more than 50 per cent of the lots whose owners are entitled to vote on the motion. Votes must also be in writing. Majority resolutions are uncommon.