UNSW Law Book Forum and Launch: 'Strata Title Property Rights' | Law

UNSW Law Book Forum and Launch: 'Strata Title Property Rights'

Event date: 
2 August 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Staff Common Room, Level 2, Law Building, Union Road Kensington, NSW 2052

About the Book

Strata Title Property Rights By Dr Cathy Sherry

Multi-owned properties make up an ever-increasing proportion of commercial, tourist and residential development, in both urban and rural landscapes around the world. This book critically analyses the legal, social and economic complexities of strata or community title schemes. At a time when countries such as Australia and the United States turn ever larger areas into strata title/condominiums and community title/homeowner associations, this book shows how governments, the judiciary and citizens need to better understand the ramifications of these private communities.

Whilst most strata title analysis has been technical, focusing on specific sections of legislation, this book provides higher level analysis, discussing the wider economic, social and political implications of Australia’s strata and community title law. In particular, the book argues that private by-laws, however desirable to initial parties, are often economically inefficient and socially regressive when enforced against an ever-changing group of owners. The book will be of particular interest to scholars and legal practitioners of property law in Australia, but as the Australian strata title model has formed the basis for legislation in many countries, the book draws out lessons and analysis that will be of use to those studying privately-owned communities across the world.

Participants

Author: Dr Cathy Sherry, UNSW Law

Discussants: 

The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming, Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW

Dr Scott Grattan, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney