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We get this question a lot!
Trustees and managing agents are often approached by an owner asking for the contact details of all other owners in the scheme. When the request is refused the owner goes ballistic and starts sprouting his right to information under the Constitution and the Promotion of Access to Information Act. But what about your right as an owner not to have your personal information disseminated? And why does he want your details anyway?! Normally to canvass for proxies or for some reason which benefits him and not you.
So what is the legal position – can they give out your details?
In terms of the prescribed rules made under the Sectional Titles Act the trustees must allow any owner (not any outsider!!) to inspect the register of owners. The register includes all owners’ names and their addresses for the service of body corporate documentation. This is the only information that the trustees and managing agent are obliged to give out if requested to do so by an owner.
They are not entitled to give out:
Unless you have given them permission to do so.
And they are not allowed to give any of your details to any one outside the scheme without your consent.
So there you have it. You can’t get away from being contacted by other owners through your service address for body corporate mail, but you can protect your personal phone numbers and email addresses.
What are your thoughts on this issue – have you had a problem with this in your scheme?
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