The law concerning community titles is contained in the Community Titles Act 1996 (SA), the Community Titles Regulations 2011 (SA) and the common law. All references to legislation and regulations in this section are to these documents, unless otherwise stated.
Changes to the Community Titles Act 1996 (SA) came into effect from 28 October 2013. To see a summary of the changes, see the Attorney-General's Department webpage on Community and Strata Titles.
There are two types of community titles available depending on the nature of the scheme:
Regardless of the type of community title, both divide land to create lots and common property in a similar manner to strata titles. Each plan must divide the land to create at least two lots and common property.
Unlike a strata title, a scheme may include a development lot, retained by the developer, for later division into further lots within the scheme.