Strata & Community Titles

Proposed changes - have your say

Consultation ends December 24th 2010

The Hon John Rau, Attorney General of SA has drafted changes to the Strata & Community Titles Acts.

"The draft Bill is the culmination of a long-term project seeking to improve the protection of consumers who buy into or own units in strata and community titled developments.
I have long held the conviction that greater protections are required for community and strata title property owners, especially those that engage strata managers, having undertaken my own investigation into community and strata titles in South Australia before becoming Attorney-General.
.... these measures include better information before body corporate managers are engaged, better protection against conflicts of interest, compulsory insurance for body corporate managers, a requirement for contracts with managers to be in writing and limited to a term of two years with an ability to terminate earlier, as well as better financial planning and better enforcement of by-laws, among other things. This Bill does not take community and strata title disputes out of the Magistrates Court. However, I am separately considering the issue of appropriate dispute resolution fora in South Australia. Any comment on this issue is welcomed.
I intend to introduce the Bill when Parliament resumes next year. In the meantime I invite comment from interested parties on the draft Bill. To ensure submissions can be taken into account in finalising the Bill for introduction in Parliament they must be
received by the closing date for consultation: Friday, 24 December 2010. John Rau Attorney-General"
(quote from government website)". November 18th 2010

Link to Attorney General's documents

explain draft bill draft bill

Email submissions to LLPSubmissions@agd.sa.gov.au

We will post our submission here in the near future.