Significant changes to Strata Title law came into effect on 28 October 2013. The Law Handbook sets out the law as of this date. A summary of the changes is available from the Attorney-General's Department.
A strata title is created by the division of land into separate units (at least two) plus common property [s 5]. The boundaries of a unit are defined by reference to the structural divisions in a building, not by reference to the land.
The law concerning residential strata titles is contained in the Strata Titles Act 1988 (SA), the Strata Titles Regulations 2003 (SA), and the common law, which is made up of the principles which courts have used to decide cases in the past.
In addition, the Strata Titles (Fees) Regulations 2001 (SA) set out the fees payable to the Registrar-General of the Lands Titles Office when forms need to be lodged with the Lands Titles Office in relation to a strata plan or strata corporation.
Since 1 June 2009, it has not been possible to deposit new strata plans under the Strata Titles Act 1988 (SA). New divisions now use the Community Titles Act 1996. Strata corporations existing at 1 June 2009 were not affected by the change and are still regulated under the Strata Titles Act.
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