Unit Titles

Unit Titles

Body corporate committees and body corporate service companies often need legal advice related to body corporate rules, the Unit Titles Act 2010, body corporate disputes, Section 74 schemes and payment of levies from body corporate members.

Body corporate committees and body corporate service companies often need legal advice related to body corporate rules, the Unit Titles Act 2010, body corporate disputes, Section 74 schemes and payment of levies from body corporate members.

At Parker & Associates, we are well-equipped to help with advice, dispute resolution and legal proceedings related to any aspect of body corporate establishment or functioning.

Body corporate lawyers that save you time and expense

Working with an experienced law firm for body corporate services can reduce the risk of frustration, time-wasting and other unhelpful situations that can arise from misunderstandings and conflict within the owner community.


We can assist by ensuring you have valid body corporate rules, helping you to understand repair and maintenance obligations, assisting with debt collection and simplifying the process of borrowing money for body corporate repairs. We can also assist with legal aspects of governance, Section 74 schemes, weathertightness/building defect issues and redevelopment. And, when there’s trouble brewing, we can assist with rapid body corporate dispute resolution.

Our experience with litigation related to building defects and leaky buildings is also highly valuable to body corporates and those acting for them.

Whether you sit on a body corporate committee or work for a body corporate management company, you’ll find our practical approach refreshing and reassuring.

Recent and Current Cases

  • Successful application for orders under section 48 of the Unit Titles Act 1972 (predecessor of section 78, Unit Titles Act 2010) approving a scheme that the body corporate applicant said identified how to best undertake and pay for the costs of the repairs.
  • Obtaining an injunction in a domestic nuisance claim to stop water leaking from a neighbour’s apartment. After the opponent breached their undertaking to the court, we filed a successful contempt application and the opponent was fined and ordered to complete his undertaking. The court accepted that the body corporate’s repair obligations under sections 80 and 138 of the Unit Titles Act 2010 were not a reason the opponent could not do so.
  • Resolution of claims for many owners of multi-unit apartment buildings, in the course of which unit titles and compliance issues regularly arise.
  • Regularly providing advice on the different roles associated with running a body corporate and their legal responsibilities, including body corporate committee, chairperson and body corporate secretary.