Community title scheme statement search

What is a community title scheme (CTS)?

A Qld community title scheme (CTS) comprises of jointly administered lots (scheme land) and the community management statement that defines that administration. The scheme land must include common property.

The Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld) introduced community title schemes to better administer group titles, building units and strata corporations.

Five regulation modules exist to meet the needs of different types of community titles schemes:

  1. standard
  2. accommodation
  3. commercial
  4. small schemes
  5. specified two-lot schemes.

The regulation modules set out rules relating to committees, general meetings, financial and property management and insurance.

What information does this search provide?

A Qld CTS statement provides the following information:

  • full scheme name and address of the body corporate
  • community management statement (CMS) number and CMS dealing number
  • type of regulation module
  • associated title references and plan numbers.

View a sample CTS statement.

This search doesn’t provide you with a CMS. Find out how to order a CMS.

What is a community management statement (CMS)?

The community management statement (CMS) is a document which identifies scheme land and complies with the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld). Details in a CMS include:

  • body corporate name
  • lot entitlements schedule
  • by-laws.

The CMS identifies the regulation module of the scheme and references the relevant act (BCCM, body unit, or group title) for any exclusions or by-laws.

Each CMS has a CTS number and a unique dealing number. The CMS dealing number is on all irrevocable titles for lots in the scheme. This includes the title for the common property.

Can I order a copy of the CMS?

Yes, you can order a copy of the CMS through Order images: Document/Dealing on the Qld lands menu. Your search criteria should be the CMS dealing number, found in your CTS result or in a body corporate title.

To order a body corporate title that will list the body corporate address and CMS dealing number, search on lot zero of the base plan (for example, Lot 0 BUP1000).

Can I order the title or plan for a CTS?

Yes, you can order titles or plans related to a CTS through the relevant option on the Qld lands menu.

What is the relationship between a CTS and a body corporate?

A body corporate is a legal entity created when land is subdivided and registered under the Land Title Act 1994 (Qld) to establish a community titles scheme.

Every owner of a lot in a community titles scheme is a member of the body corporate.

How does a CTS differ from building unit plans or group title plans?

A CTS allows for both land and building subdivision to occur on a single scheme, whereas building unit plans (BUP) and group title plans (GTP) are separate.

Community corporations are administered in a similar fashion to strata corporations (BUP and GTP body corporations), but the specifics of the administration are flexible depending on the size and purpose of the development.

What search criteria should I use?

You can search by:

  • scheme name
  • CMS number
  • plan type and plan number.

Can I use a wildcard to search for a CTS?

Yes, you can use the wildcard ‘%’ when searching on a building name. Enter at least the first three characters of the building name before the wildcard.

If you don’t use a wildcard, the search will look for exact matches in that field.

Wildcard examples

  • ‘View’ will find only buildings named ‘View’.
  • ‘View%’ will find buildings beginning with ‘View’ such as ‘Viewmont’ and ‘Views Lodge’. The search won’t find ‘Highview’.
  • ‘%View’ is an invalid use of the wildcard. This search will find only buildings named ‘View’.

How will I receive my results?

Results are immediately available via the result screen. They’re also available in the Confirm inbox for up to 30 business days.

If required, you can choose to receive a result via email.

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For more information on how to search, view our Qld land searches user guide.