I am in QLD and live in an apartment complex. I forgot to pay my body corporate contribution fees. There were definitely no reminders sent to me. Exactly 1 month later, the body corporate issued me with an invoice of $2000 to pay for recovery costs as they instructed a lawyer to commence legal proceedings. When I enquired, they said it was too late as they had paid the lawyer, and I have to pay them for the cost.
I admit I forgot to pay, but is a body corporate allowed to do this without even trying to engage the owner ? I thought the Body Corporate Act requires all decisions to be made by 'Acting Reasonably'.