Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region

Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities

  • Erika Altmann
  • Michelle Gabriel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erika Altmann, Michelle Gabriel
      Pages 3-15
    3. Rebecca Leshinsky, Peter Newton, Stephen Glackin
      Pages 17-37
    4. Nicole Johnston, Eric Too
      Pages 65-82
    5. Zhixuan Yang, Abbas Rajabifard
      Pages 83-101
  3. Restrictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Erika Altmann, Phillipa Watson, Michelle Gabriel
      Pages 119-136
    3. Chin-Oh Chang, Chien-Wen Peng
      Pages 137-151
  4. Responsibilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Hazel Easthope, Bill Randolph
      Pages 177-195
    3. Ngai Ming Yip, Sanford Y. F. Poon
      Pages 197-212
    4. Kathy Douglas, Robin Goodman
      Pages 213-230
    5. Lisa Wei Gao
      Pages 251-267
    6. Nor Rima Muhamad Ariff
      Pages 269-289
    7. Jeeva Sajan
      Pages 291-306
    8. Erika Altmann, Michelle Gabriel
      Pages 307-316
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-330

About this book


This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions on individual rights and responsibilities associated with collective living. In contrast to the highly populated and traditional communal housing arrangements of past Asian economies, we see an increasing focus on neo-liberalist, market-based policies associated with the rise of an Asian middle class shaping structural change from communal to individualistic. This edited collection unpacks the rights, restrictions and responsibilities of multi-owned property ownership across the Asia-Pacific region; examining the experiences of developers, strata-managers, owners and residents. In doing so, they highlight how the rights of one party affects the restrictions and responsibilities of others within different policy frameworks. This work will reach an interdisciplinary audience including scholars and practitioners of sociology, public policy, urban studies and planning, economics, property management and architecture.


multi-owned property MOP collective living Asia-Pacific global cities Strata title Urban developement Asian middle-class

Editors and affiliations

  • Erika Altmann
    • 1
  • Michelle Gabriel
    • 2
  1. 1.Tasmanian School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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