What is a strata plan?

All strata schemes are depicted in strata plans. The strata plan is a subdivision of a parcel of Real Property land into separate lots and common property.

Strata plans differ from conventional subdivisions in various ways:

  • all lots are defined as a cubic space and must be limited in height and depth.
  • every strata plan must have a building on the parcel.
  • the lots are defined on the floor plan by the building or other permanent structures within the parcel.
  • everything within the parcel which does not form part of a lot is common property.
  • it is the responsibility of the owners corporation to maintain and repair common property.
  • the owners corporation is a body corporate of all of the lot owners in a scheme.
  • each lot in a strata plan is allocated a unit entitlement based upon its value relative to the other lots in the scheme. The unit entitlement represents that lot’s share of the common property.

Generally the building’s common property and parcel of land are jointly owned by all separate title holders.

Types of Strata Plans:

Strata plan

This is the original plan and the scheme commences upon its registration.

Strata plan of subdivision:

Section 13 and 14 Strata Schemes Development Act 2015

This plan subdivides lots, lots and common property or common property to create new lots or new lots and common property.

Strata plan of consolidation:

Section 15 Strata Schemes Development Act 2015

This plan consolidates two or more lots in to a single lot. If there is common property which is a wall floor or ceiling which separates the previous lots this may be included as part of the consolidated lot. This land will vest in the name of the owner of the consolidated lot.

Building alteration plan:

Section 19 Strata Schemes Development Act 2015

This plan depicts the boundaries of lots where the manner in which they were previously defined has changed. This includes:

where a structure which was previously used to define a lot boundary has been demolished
where a structure has been constructed and that structure now coincides with a lot boundary.

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