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Strata schemes and schemes of development - On-demand

Course ID ID22004_PRO1

  • Online
  • 1
  • Foundation

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You may have noticed a rise in the number of apartments and townhouses being built in Australian capital cities. More and more Australians are living in apartments for circumstantial and financial reasons. But what is strata and how does it work?

Strata means ‘to layer’. In property terms, it refers to living spaces stacked on top of each other. As a condensed form of living, it brings its own set of challenges for property owners. Strata plan developments can be:

  • residential (apartments);
  • retail (shopping centres);
  • mixed use (shops with apartments in upper levels);
  • retirement villages; or
  • resorts.

This course will discuss the following:

  • Strata fundamentals:
  • How to create a strata scheme?
  • What is a strata plan?
  • Part strata developments:
  • A strata scheme occupying part only of a building
  • How to identify strata related issues from a search in the land register
  • How to recognise strata concepts in a title search

At the end of this on-demand course, you may claim 1 CPD point. Please consult the CPD rules for your State/Territory to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10

Presenter biography

Greg Stilianou  Greg Stilianou Principal, Greg Stilianou Legal

Greg Stilianou was a senior lawyer for the Registrar-General at Land and Property Information for over ten years. Greg continued as a senior lawyer with NSW Land Registry Services when it took over the land titling and registry functions of the Registrar-General.

Greg has acquired twelve years of specialist knowledge and experience in land law, and is the author of Land Titling Law and Practice in NSW. Greg strives to give accurate and technical legal advice that is practical and useful for legal practitioners.

There isn’t a land dealing or plan that Greg hasn’t encountered, and since 2019, Greg has established his own practice, Greg Stilianou Legal, where he focusses on delivering his insights into the requirements for achieving registration in the land Register to private clients and, on a consultancy basis, to other legal practitioners, conveyancers and surveyors.

Greg facilitates transactions by providing:

  • Special counsel on land titling due diligence.
  • Strategic advice about the documents that are necessary to give effect to a land transaction or a particular objective in the land Register.
  • Quality legal drafting of land transaction documentation.
  • Legal and practical insights on documents that are proposed to be lodged for registration.
  • Special insights into the development of land.

Greg has been the contributing author of this LTOP service since April 2016, and he continues his passion for educating and teaching the legal profession as a lecturer at The College of Law (practical legal training and the applied law programs).


If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year. If you are in any doubt, you should check your local rules. If you practise in Western Australia, please check local rules regarding interactive activities and note that the College of Law is recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a QA provider of CPD.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills.