The Unit Titles Act 2010 is the law that covers all unit titles.
If you’re thinking of buying, or already own a unit title, you should be familiar with the Unit Titles Act. The Act covers:
- registration of unit titles
- body corporate operational guidance
- disclosure of information for buying and selling units
- funding regimes for building maintenance
- resolving disputes
- cancellation or conversion of unit plans.
Three agencies administer the Act:
- MBIE provides advice on unit titles. We also manage unit titles applications to the Tenancy Tribunal.
- Land Information New Zealand holds unit plans for all properties. You can order a copy of the unit plan through the LINZ website(external link).
- the Ministry of Justice(external link) supports the Tenancy Tribunal. You can apply to the Tribunal if you have a unit title dispute.
Unit Titles Regulations 2011
The Unit Titles Regulations 2011 support the Act. These act as a handbook of operational guidelines. If you own a unit title, you should also be familiar with the regulations.
- Unit Titles Regulations 2011(external link): include rules for body corporate meetings, elections, disclosure for sellers and more.
- Unit Titles (Unit Title Disputes – Fees) Regulations 2011(external link): outlines the fees for resolving disputes.
- Residential Tenancies (Unit Title Disputes) Rules 2011(external link): outlines the rules for unit title disputes.