Unit Titles Unleashed: Practical Tips on Rules and Committees (On Demand)

Recorded Webinar 1 CPD Hr
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This On Demand webinar provides a practical update on two key areas relating to Unit Titles: body corporate operational rules and committees.

Operational Rules
Over the last two years the courts appear to have changed their view on the standing of invalid body corporate operational rules. A more liberal and purposeful approach has replaced the conservative approach previously applied. How does this influence the advice lawyers should provide to  unit owners, body corporates and interested purchasers contemplating a set of rules? 

Committees are often the powerhouse of a body corporate, and yet there is minimal statutory guidance on how they should operate. Receive practical tips on how to provide effective legal advice on committee conflicts of interest, disclosure of committee minutes, committee liability, delegated powers, and committees operating under conduct and distribution agreements. Receive also a perspective on best practice for committees.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the implications of recent case law on rules and committees.
  • Become updated on how to advise clients on old rules, invalid rules and new rules in light of case law developments.
  • Take home practical solutions to committee issues that commonly arise in conveyancing transactions, day to day body corporate governance and when buying into a body corporate.

Who should view?                                                        

Commercial and residential property lawyers and legal executives. Body corporate managers, committee members, chairpersons, developers and real estate agents will also benefit from attending.

Feedback from the live event

"Great presentation - on point and topical."

"Absolutely fantastic. Please present on this topic again."

"Well prepared and presented, good delivery - practical  Thank you very much."










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Joanna Pidgeon

Principal, Pidgeon Law

Joanna Pidgeon is the founding partner of Pidgeon Law. She has a vast range of clients, including property investors, developers, project managers, financiers, construction companies, landlords and tenants, real estate agencies and body corporates whom she advises on all aspects of property development, sale and purchase, property management and leasing, as well as providing commercial law and structuring advice. She is an expert in the Unit Titles Act 2010 and issues relating to rules,administration and management of body corporates.

Joanna is ADLSI’S Vice-President. She also chairs ADLSI’s Property Disputes Committee, and is a member of ADLSI’s Property Law Committee. In addition, Joanna is a member of the Land Titles Committee of NZLS’s Property Section and is a member of the Conveyancing 2020 Workgroup.  

Liza Fry-Irvine

Senior Associate, Pidgeon Law 

Liza joined Pidgeon Law as an Associate in 2010 and is now Senior Associate. In addition to providing advice on other property-related matters, Liza has specialist legal expertise in unit title and body corporate matters and the Unit Titles Act 2010. She provides advice to Bodies Corporate and their committees, individual unit owners, Body Corporate Managers, building managers, vendors, purchasers, developers and surveyors on all aspects of unit titles, management, maintenance and repairs, compliance with the old and new Acts, Body Corporate rules and Body Corporate Manager service contracts. She has written and presented various seminars on the new Act, Body Corporate Rules and unit title conveyancing to lawyers, real estate agents, property investors, Body Corporate Managers and surveyors. Liza has written submissions on the new Act and various articles in this area. 

Liza is a member of ADLSI’s Property Law Committee and Documents and Precedents Committee.