The Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Act became law on 9 May 2022.

The purpose of the Amendment Act is to provide greater protections for people who buy or own unit title properties. The changes will:

  • improve the information provided to prospective buyers of units
  • strengthen the governance arrangements in relation to a body corporate
  • increase the professionalism and standards of body corporate managers
  • ensure that planning and funding of long-term maintenance projects is adequate.

Some amendments may come into force by Order in Council, with all changes to take effect no later than two years from the date the Amendment Act became law (on 9 May 2022).

Supporting regulations will need to be developed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for some of the changes. 

We’ll provide further updates on this page as the Amendment Act changes take effect.

You can read more information on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development’s website.

The Amendment Act is available on the Legislation website(external link).

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