Understanding
Company Title

For both shareholders and board members of a company title building, it is important for you to understand your rights and obligations. A failure to understand these matters may result in disputes arising within the building, as well as costly and timely legal action to resolve these disputes. Obligations differ between each building, increasing the need for all members to ensure they understand what is involved.

Our popular ebook, Understanding Company Title, is now up to its Fourth Edition and includes:

  • The basics of Company Title, including house rules and common property,
  • Things you should know about buying and selling shares in a Company Title building,
  • Governance and Management, the board and running a good general meeting,
  • The obligations of directors, and maintaining company records,
  • Rights, duties and disputes,
  • And much more…

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What is a Pet Policy and why does my Company Title building need one?

What is a Pet Policy and why does my Company Title building need one?

​If you are a Home Unit owner, then no doubt you are aware of how pets can bring both joy and strife. For Company Title buildings, it is important to ensure that your policies protect the rights of all members and occupants, while managing responsible keeping of pets. So how does a Board of Directors accomplish this?

Don’t let the lack of a Pet Ownership Policy cause disputes and conflicts in your company title building. Well run Company Title Buildings have ‘House Rules’ that regulate the management of the building and the conduct of its residents on a day-to-day basis, including pet ownership. What are some of the things you need to think about when implementing a Pet Ownership Policy?

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What is Strata Title?

What is Strata Title?

Purchasing property can be a big deal. Unfortunately, the antiquated language of ‘land law’ has made purchasing property complicated for first timers. If you’re ‘in the market’, no doubt you will have come across an endless stream of legal terminology that has no use in everyday language (see ‘demise’, ‘fee simple’, or ‘title’). This article sheds some light on one of the most important terms that applies to many new properties: ‘strata title’.

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How can company title buildings manage major renovations by shareholders?

How can company title buildings manage major renovations by shareholders?

If you are a company title director for any extended length of time, there is a good chance that you will eventually receive a proposal for major renovations to a home unit. Dealing with renovations can be tricky for several reasons; the most obvious being that the building itself may be devalued if the renovations are overly disruptive or carried-out incorrectly. Unfortunately, it will be the volunteer members of the Board of Directors (the Board) that must deal with the ensuing outrage of the building’s occupiers. 

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How to effectively deal with pets in Company Title (Home Unit Company) buildings? 

How to effectively deal with pets in Company Title (Home Unit Company) buildings? 

Whether or not you own pets, everyone wants to feel safe and comfortable in their own home. For Company Title buildings, putting in place a well-considered policy that deals with pets is essential to avoid messy disputes arising around fairness, impartiality, and even discrimination. But how does a Board of Directors, composed of home unit holders, go about this?

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