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dc.contributor.authorFrance-Hudson, Ben
dc.date.available2019-01-31T03:22:09Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationBen France-Hudson “Review of the Unit Titles Act 2010: A Missed Opportunity” (2017) 15 OLR 147 – 168.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8826
dc.description.abstractThis article concerns the Unit Titles Act 2010 (NZ). It considers a review of this Act being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. It suggests that the minimalist regulatory philosophy adopted by the Ministry is deeply problematic. The Ministry’s approach privileges an understanding of property that is commonly associated with individual freehold ownership. However, the author suggests that unit title ownership is different from other forms of land holding, and in order to successfully address the many problems afflicting the sector unit title holders should be seen as members of a community of owners, rather than as individuals who happen to living in a collective setting. The Ministry’s failure to recognise this means that the ramifications of its policies have not been clearly thought through and are unlikely to solve the problems which have led to the need for a review in the first instance. Ignoring the fact that unit title owners are living in a community of owners will not result in consistent, or positive, outcomes, and there is a need for a fundamental rethink regarding the framework of the Act. The article builds on a recent report on the barriers that exist for the repair or rebuild of multi-unit complexes on a single title to land, when destroyed or damaged either by a natural disaster, or as a result of the leaky home syndrome.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherOtago Law Review Trust Boarden_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofOtago Law Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectHousingen_NZ
dc.subjectProperty lawen_NZ
dc.titleReview of the Unit Titles Act 2010: A Missed Opportunityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-01-30T23:13:36Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.volume15en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage168en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage147en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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