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Community and strata titles legislation

The Statutes Amendment (Community and Strata Titles) Act 2012 will change the laws (the Community Titles Act 1996 and the Strata Titles Act 1988) governing community and strata titles in South Australia, to take effect from 28 October 2013.

The changes to the community and strata titles laws are designed to improve protections for consumers who buy into or own units in strata and community titled developments. In doing so, they introduce further rights for owners and further obligations for body corporate managers as well as, in some cases, further obligations for community and strata corporations.

The following fact sheets have been prepared to explain the effect of these impending law changes and what they mean for owners and community and strata corporations and for body corporate managers.

Fact sheet - Owners and Community and Strata Corporations

Owners and community and strata corporations - changes to legislation (PDF 200KB)

This fact sheet outlines the effect of these impending law changes and what they mean for owners and community and strata corporations (corporations).

Fact sheet - Body Corporate Managers

Body corporate managers - changes to legislation (PDF 180KB)

This fact sheet is designed to explain the impending changes to community and strata titles laws directly impacting on body corporate managers.  In so far as managers are seeking information on the impact of the changes on the community or strata corporations (corporations) that they manage, see the separate Fact Sheet - Owners and Community & Strata Corporations.

Under the changes, new forms have been prescribed for penalty notices for breaches of community title by-laws and strata title articles. Copies of the new forms are published here for download.

For community titles:

CT Form 11 Penalty notice (Word 22KB)

For strata titles: 

ST Schedule 1 Penalty notice (Word 22KB)

New Strata and Community Advice Service

The changes to community and strata titles laws included provision for funding for a free specialist telephone advice service for owners to advise on community and strata titles matters.

The new Strata and Community Advice Service is now up and running. For advice and information on the law changes and on strata and community title matters generally, owners can call 1300 366 424 (Mon to Fri 9am - 4.30pm).

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