5.1.4. Applicant name: Strata company, owners corporation, body corporate and community title scheme

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These types of corporate entities are considered to be persons. 

As part of the requirements for incorporating, these entities will have prescribed corporate identifiers and conditions. These can vary depending on the state/territory legislation under which they incorporated.

If one of these types of corporate entities is named as an applicant, the formalities officer will need to check the state/territory legislation to confirm that the applicant is deemed to be a person under that legislation.

If in doubt the applicant should be given the option to provide supplementary evidence (in addition to the application) which confirms that the entity is incorporated in accordance with the relevant state or territory legislative requirements. ​​​​​​​

The following are examples of the types of companies that are recognised as bodies corporate and thus a ‘person’ for the purposes of the Act:​​​

  • Limited (Ltd)
  • Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
  • Proprietary Company (Pty)
  • Incorporated (Inc)
  • No Liability Company (NL)
  • companies incorporated in other countries with similar company laws (see List of acceptable overseas identifiers).​​​​​​​

The following are names that might suggest a corporate entity, but do not meet requirements:​​​​​​​

  • Club
  • Enterprises
  • Corp/Corporation (the exception being companies or corporations existing under the Corporations Act 2001 and statutory companies and corporations existing under Acts of state or federal parliaments).

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