Can an owner call a general meeting

The STSM Act states the following:

PMR 17

(4)   The trustees may by resolution call a general meeting whenever they think fit and must do so if either—

  • members entitled to 25 per cent of the total quotas of all sections; or
  • the holder of mortgage bonds over not less than 25 per cent in number of all the primary sections, deliver to the body corporate a written and signed request for a special general meeting; provided that if the trustees fail to call a meeting thus requested within 14 days of delivery of the request, the members or bondholder concerned are entitled to call the meeting.

So it is clear that the Trustees on majority resolution can call a general meeting.

But it is also possible for owners to request a general meeting to be called.  You just need backing from at least 25% of the owners in PQ.  The relevant owners can then call the meeting if the Trustees fail to call the meeting within 14 days after the request.  The emphasize being that they must “Call” the meeting within 14 days – and not that they must “hold” the meeting within 14 days of the request.