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With community schemes about to be introduced via the Community
Titles Act 2018, we want
to answer some of the questions you
may have about what Community Titles
what you can expect
with the new legislation.
Large modern day strata developments
are more and more commonly comprised of a mixture of retail, commercial and
residential elements. These mixed-use elements
are managed under the Strata
Titles Act 1985.
Given the mixture of uses, it’s not uncommon to see tension arise between
lot owners of the different use types, particularly in
the way that contributions or levies have been allocated and ownership and
liability for common property has been apportioned.
Titles Act 2018 will
introduce new form of land tenure in WA (the
‘community scheme’) that
will enable the subdivision of a single parcel of freehold land into multiple
schemes. By way of example, a
single tower development could have retail on the ground floor, three levels of
offices and then six levels of residential above the
The existing Strata Titles
in place unchanged.
Once the legislation comes into effect on 1 July 2021, new
developments will be able to be subdivided by the
scheme, creating up
to three tiers
of scheme in a single building.
Each scheme will have:
This will give each scheme within
the building a degree of autonomy which can’t
be achieved in a strata scheme.
Yes, the Joint Form will be amended
to provide for Community Titles in late 2021 or early 2022.
For more information, contact REIWA’s Advocacy and Policy
Manager, David Modolo at [email protected].
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