Body Corporate Proxy Limit – How many proxies can I hold?
In Queensland, the body corporate proxy limit is different depending on which regulation module your scheme is registered under. It is important to know which scheme your building is registered under as the body corporate proxy limit is different for each of the five regulation modules.
Restrictions on the use of proxies include:
- a person must not hold more than 1 proxy if there are less than 20 lots in the scheme
- for schemes registered under the Standard Module and with 20 or more lots, a person must not hold proxies for more than 5% of the total number of lots
- for schemes registered under the Accommodation Module and with 20 or more lots, a person must not hold proxies for more than 10% of the total number of lots
- a body corporate manager or an associate of a body corporate manager cannot be appointed as a proxy
- a proxy cannot vote
- on a motion to engage a person as a body corporate manager or a service contractor, or to authorise a person as a letting agent
- on a ballot to elect a member of the committee
- on a motion where the owner has submitted a written vote on that motion
- at a general meeting if the member who gave the proxy is personally present unless the member consents at the meeting.
You can appoint a proxy by filling in the proxy form and giving it to the secretary before the start of the meeting (unless an earlier time is set by the body corporate).
Question: I’m an owner in a 151 lot apartment building. How many strata proxies can I hold?
Answer: You can hold 7 proxies and your own individual vote which totals eight votes.
- Standard Module—highly regulated, suitable for all schemes but especially where most owners live in their own lots.
- Accommodation Module—less regulated, suitable for schemes where most owners let their lots.
- Commercial Module—some regulation, suitable for commercial premises.
- Small Schemes Module—some regulation, for schemes with 6 lots or less.
- Specified Two-lot Schemes Module—less regulation, for schemes with 2 residential lots.
Most bodies corporate are a community titles scheme registered under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act). In addition to the BCCM Act, each scheme is registered under one of five regulation modules.
It is important to know which scheme your building is registered under as the body corporate proxy limit is different for each of the five regulation modules.
If you want to find out if your scheme is registered under the BCCM Act or find out what regulation module applies to your body corporate, you can get a copy of the community management statement from Titles Registry. You may need to use an online distributor for your search. Alternatively you can visit or contact the Titles Registry office.
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