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Strata tip #73: Records – Interested person access

When you receive a request for documents or to inspect the body corporate records, typically that request will be made by a committee member or an (allegedly) “interested person”. Committee members have reasonable access to the body corporate records without charge.

On the other hand, “interested persons” must apply to the body corporate and they have to pay statutory fees.

When you receive a request to copy or inspect documents, don’t assume that the person asking you is entitled to access. Insist on receiving the Search Form and check their status.