Unit title owners own part of a building, such as an apartment or townhouse. They also own a share of common areas such as lifts, lobbies or driveways.

Unit title properties can be residential (eg, apartments or units) or commercial (eg, shops or offices).

There are different rights and responsibilities for unit title owners. If you are thinking of buying or renting a unit title, you should know what’s involved.

Short Guide to Unit Titles

Our Short Guide to Unit Titles includes:

  • your rights and responsibilities
  • where to find more information
  • how to get help if things go wrong. 

It is a general guide, and does not replace legal or expert advice.

Download the Short Guide to Unit Titles [PDF, 726 KB]


The Unit Titles Act 2010 is the law that covers all unit titles.


There are extra things to consider when buying a unit title. Know what you are committing to before you make a decision.


Different rules apply for both tenants and landlords when you’re renting a unit title.


The body corporate rules also apply to a commercial tenant.

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