The Unit Title debate of 2008 was a dour, dreadful and confusing thing. Anyone who actually understood all the issues was not the sort of person you’d want to get stuck talking to at a party.
As far as I could tell back then the debate bogged down between the interests of property investors and the interests of property developers.
Powerful lobbies in the Legislative Assembly, but not exactly representative of the wider community.
So when Simon Corbell sent out a media release signalling a review of the legislation I put the computer down and went to make a cup of tea rather than deal with it.
But it’s important. It impacts everyone living in medium to high density housing and if we don’t pay attention there’s potential for trouble.
“A range of important changes were introduced in 2008 to increase consumer protection and to improve the dispute resolution process for unit titles in the ACT and the Government is keen to get feed back about these changes,” Mr Corbell said.
Mr Corbell said that the review will also consider whether the Act should be amended to allow for sustainability measures to be incorporated into the unit title plan during development.
Details are on the JACS Website and the review closes on 29 October.