The upside of age is experience, after a while you just know what is likely to go wrong. The wise will build on this experience by taking whatever steps are open to them to control events so mistakes don’t happen.
Pre determining a meeting date goes a long way to avoiding the problem of not having sufficient notice to hold a meeting in accordance with strata law. There will be those that will say – ‘How do I know now if that date will suit’, and ‘What if we need to move it for some reason’. These are all possibilities, but they are just that, possibilities. What is certain, is that in twelve months, give or take a few weeks, you have to have another meeting. What we also know from hard experience is that there is a lot to the preparation for these meetings and deadlines can be missed, so set the meeting date and be done. If for some unforseen reason, it has to be moved, that decision can be made at the time with all the necessary care to make sure the meeting goes ahead with the formalities attended to as planned. The compliance message is this, control what you can to leave time and energy enough to deal with what you can’t.