Q. Can you confirm that each house or apartment in a Community has one vote? I ask because at our AGM meetings the President asks people who agree on a proposal to raise their hands and then he counts the hands. It is the same procedure for anyone who wishes to vote against. However, I have noted that sometimes two people from the same household vote. Surely that is not correct? Should it not be one vote per household?
D.R. (Costa Blanca)
A. You are quite right. The law provides that each property has one vote only. If a husband and wife each own half the flat, they must decide on one of them to attend the AGM, to speak, and to cast their vote.
If one person owns three apartments, he has three votes, one for each unit.
The law also provides for considering the percentage share each unit has of the whole building.
Often some units will be much larger than others. These units pay a higher share of Community expenses and they have a larger vote.
The law specifies that a positive vote must be both the majority of owners and the majority of percentage shares.