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Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 – 1 December 2015

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Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 – 1 December 2015

Building Units and Group Titles Regulation 2008 – 1 July 2016

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Land may be subdivided into lots and common property by the registration of a plan.

  • Sections 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24, 27, 32

The owner or occupier of a lot must comply with by-laws relating to the lots and common property as specified in Schedule 3 to the Act unless changed by the body corporate.

  • Sections 30, 31, Schedule 3

A person who has entered into a contract to buy a lot may by application request information and documents from the body corporate.

  • Section 40

Special information is to be given to the proposed buyer of an established lot or a lot intended to come into existence. Note: Options to purchase/sell may be covered by this rule pursuant to section 48G of the Act.

  • Sections 48G, 49, 49A

A previous owner of a lot is required to give written notice to the body corporate of the transfer of a lot.

  • Section 53

An application for an order resolving disputes under the Act may be made to a referee who is a public servant.

  • Sections 69, 72, 75, 77, 78, 111
Reason for law

To provide for the horizontal subdivision and vertical subdivision of land into lots. (Long title to Act)

Relevant links

BUGTA Forms [Queensland Government]


It is worthwhile to ask the question – why do we have multiple Acts dealing with community title?



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