What is the difference between Torrens Title and Community Title land divisions?
Torrens Title allotments are the most common form of a land parcel in South Australia. A Torrens Title land division will create allotments which all have independent services and generally they will have frontage on a public street.
Community Title divisions involve the division of land into land parcels (lots) and common property. Each lot has its own certificate of title and can, therefore, be bought and sold separately, just as with Torrens Title allotments. The Community Title scheme though has areas of common property, which can be used for common areas (such as shared driveways, or recreation space) or associated with the provision of common service infrastructure to the various lots (e.g. water, electricity, gas and sewer services). A Community Title Scheme also involves the formation of a Community Corporation and Bylaws for the control of the scheme.
Many options exist within each type of proposal and we can advise you on those that relate to your particular circumstances.