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  • Dana Bouwman

    August 29, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Tracey!

    Yes, individually titled parking stalls and storage lockers are their own unit with unit factors. But most decisions in a general meeting are decided by ordinary resolution…. Meaning that it is one vote per residential unit and unit factors are not normally not taken into account.

    Unit factors are only taken into account for special resolutions, or for an ordinary resolution conducted by poll vote. Most condo bylaws allow a unit owner to demand a poll vote instead of a vote by hands for an ordinary resolution. Review your bylaws to see if this is the case. But it’s usually not the best use of time to conduct a poll vote for an ordinary resolution unless the topic is polarising.

    To answer your question about legislation, voting by ordinary resolution is not defined in legislation. So review your bylaws to see how ordinary resolutions are conducted. If your bylaws do not specificity how to conduct ordinary resolutions, then it’s likely that your bylaws state which parliamentary procedures your corporation uses (often Roberts Rules of Order).

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