Living in a Strata Titles Scheme
Residential strata titles schemes provide grouped housing with a community atmosphere. This, combined with smaller areas to maintain and the use of common facilities, can make strata titles schemes an attractive option for many people. Strata titles schemes are also practical for industrial and commercial developments.
The cost of buying into a strata titles scheme is usually comparatively less than the cost of buying into non-strata freehold title properties. Day to day living costs can also be lower because shared services (e.g. maintenance costs, utility rates, or insurance premiums) are reduced. This means people can purchase better quality housing, or choose to live in a more desirable area, than in the non-strata freehold environment.
There may be occasional problems associated with strata living, but most of those problems also exist in the non-strata freehold title environment. The advantage of strata living is that mechanisms such as by-laws and the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) exist to assist in the resolution of disputes.
Abode Strata Management has compiled this Guide from Landgate, the Western Australian Land Information Authority published guide; A Guide To Strata Titles, supplemented by industry articles and links to relevant sites. This guide is a summary of the law as at 1 May 2020 and should not be taken as a precise guide to the law on strata titles or in any way regarded as legal advice.
The aim of this guide is as a general source of information relating to Strata Titles in one easy directory.
Some of this guide is produced by the Western Australian Land Information Authority (Landgate) to provide the community with a basic understanding of strata titling principles. It is a general information source only, it is not legal advice and should not be taken as legal advice on strata titles. You should refer to the legislation available on the WA government legislation website www.legislation.wa.gov.au.
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