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 Company Title?

What is a Company Title?

Company title is a category of land ownership whereby a company has title to the land and owns the units on that land. Shareholders who have shares in the company have exclusive use and occupation of their flat in accordance with The Company’s Constitution. Therefore,...

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Stamp Duty and Converting Company Title To Strata Title

Stamp Duty and Converting Company Title To Strata Title

If you plan to convert company title to strata title, do you have evidence of paying stamp duty on your company title? Conveyances, the sale of property, is subject to conveyance stamp duty. It is often one of the largest costs associated with the purchase of a...

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What Does License To Occupy Mean For Company Titles?

What Does License To Occupy Mean For Company Titles?

When a company title member lets their unit to a tenant, there is no legal relationship between the tenant and the company. This means the company must rely on the tenant to enforce house rules on their tenant and means the company has no power to limit sub-letting or...

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How To Enforce Company Title Renovations Policies

How To Enforce Company Title Renovations Policies

Managing a company title building's renovations to ensure they are safe and non-disruptive is essential to members' enjoyment of the building. In addition, directors who do not take steps to ensure that work is carried out by appropriately qualified and licensed...

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Why You Should Update Your Company Title Constitution

Why You Should Update Your Company Title Constitution

For directors and members, a change to the company title constitution may seem a daunting process. Updated constitutions can assist companies in managing letting and subletting, improving corporate governance and bringing their constitution in line with the most...

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5 Steps To Convert A Company Title To Strata Title

5 Steps To Convert A Company Title To Strata Title

It is our experience in converting from company title to strata title that it has major issues establishing and proving that all shareholders have paid stamp duty on the contract to purchase the shares. Without this proof stamp duty will be required to be paid prior...

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Why Create a New Company Title Scheme?

Why Create a New Company Title Scheme?

It is often difficult for a developer to unlock the value of land by using strata title. Sometimes, the terms of a development approval or other planning instrument may prevent strata subdivision. At other times, the costs associated with a strata subdivision can be...

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Managing Tenants In Company Title Buildings

Managing Tenants In Company Title Buildings

Directors of company title buildings know that they can enforce the company title constitution and its ‘house rules’ or ‘regulations’ against problem shareholders. A well drafted constitution or set of house rules provides a company with a range of strategies to...

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Why Interview A Prospective Company Title Shareholder?

Why Interview A Prospective Company Title Shareholder?

Directors of company title buildings often interview purchasers who are looking to buy shares in the company. These interviews usually take place after the vendor has exchanged contracts with the purchaser, but before the sale has been completed. We are often asked...

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7 Benefits of a new company title constitution

7 Benefits of a new company title constitution

Many company title buildings are regulated by outdated memoranda and articles of association. A lot of companies are looking to update their memoranda and articles of association by replacing them with a modern company title constitution. Benefits of updating a...

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