By Prof Graham Paddock
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Directors and payment
Can a director earn a salary in regard to his directorial services? The MOI says nothing relating to this matter, so if I understand it correctly, this will fall under the section 21 companies act.
The directors of a non-profit HOA company may be paid a reasonable amount for their services as directors. They may also be reimbursed for the actual expenses they incur during the performance of their duties as directors. The current legislation under which these provisions are made is item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Companies Act, 2008. Similar provisions were made in section 21 of the Companies Act, 1973.
Individual electricity meters
Our body corporate – 129 units – is considering the introduction of individual electricity meters – as there are many residents (greedy electricity consumers) who are subsidised through their levies by other residents. Can you let me know as much as you can on this issue?
This issue is dealt with in PMR 33(3) – look for it under the ACTS tab. In essence it says that if required, in writing, to do so by a majority of owners, trustees must procure the installation and maintenance, at the body corporate’s expense, of separate meters to record the consumption of electricity, water and gas for each section and for the common property. The best way to get this authority is to circulate owners and ask them to sign and return an instruction to the trustees in writing. When this has been done by the majority of owners, the trustees must proceed and pay for the installation with body corporate funds.
Article reference: Paddocks Press: Volume 8, Issue 1, Page 4
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