Steps relating to an application under Part VI of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act
STEP 1: APPLICATION SERVED
If you have been served with an application to the Strata Titles Boards, it means that a dispute has been filed by your subsidiary proprietor/management corporation for mediation-arbitration at the Strata Titles Boards. In general, the dispute and claim by the Applicant against you is set out in the application which you have been served.
You may approach the Applicant to resolve the matter amicably amongst yourselves at any time in the proceedings.
STEP 2: NOTICE OF CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD
Strata Titles Boards will issue a Notice of Constitution of a Board to Applicant and Respondent on the 3-member or 5-member panel constituted to hear the application. All parties will have up to seven (7) days from the Notice of Constitution of the Board to object, in writing, to any Board member(s) on reasonable grounds, such as conflicts of interest. Objection to any Board member will be submitted for the President’s consideration.
A Notice of Mediation will be issued to the Applicant and Respondent to attend a mediation at the Strata Titles Boards on a specified date and time. Both parties must attend the mediation.
No fees are payable for the first two (2) mediations. Please see Fees under ‘Resources’ for the mediation/hearing fees payable under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Strata Titles Boards) Regulations 2005.
STEP 4: MAKE A SUBMISSION/DEFENCE
Strata Titles Boards will inform you that you may file a response (submission or defence) on the case and you have fourteen (14) days from the date of the notification to file the response and concurrently serve it on the Applicant. For all textual portions in your response as well as your documentary evidence, the minimum font size to be used is Times New Roman 12 or its equivalent.