Measurements taken to prepare the plan are actual, so the building must be sufficiently complete. Once approved, the developer applies to the local Registrar of Deeds to register the sectional plan and open a sectional title register. With the opening of the register, the property is no longer common land but sectional title property.
The developer must transfer the units to the individual owners following the previous step. The units are usually transferred simultaneously, and on the transfer of the first unit from the developer, a Body Corporate is established. Each unit owner in the scheme is a member of the Body Corporate and bound by its rules.