What is a Strata Titles Board and What is the Strata Titles Boards?
A Strata Titles Board is a body constituted under Part VI of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act to hear applications:
- for orders for collective sales under Part VA of the Land Titles (Strata) Act; and
- relating to certain types of disputes or matters arising in respect of the strata units or the strata development including the common property.
There can be more than one Strata Titles Board. The organisation which is in charge of the administration of all the Strata Titles Boards is the Strata Titles Boards.
The organisation called the Strata Titles Boards is presided over by a President and Deputy President(s) appointed by the Minister. The President and Deputy President(s) are legally qualified persons. The President and Deputy President(s) are assisted by the Registrar whose full title is Registrar of the Strata Titles Boards and who has the power to hear interlocutory applications.
Each time an application is made, a Strata Titles Board will be constituted. Such a Strata Titles Board will consist of the President (or alternatively a Deputy President) sitting with either 2 other persons or 4 other persons drawn from a panel of not more than 30 persons appointed by the Minister. These members of the panel have a wide range of experience and include accountants, architects, engineers, lawyers, property consultants and surveyors.
The President (or the Deputy President, as the case may be) and the other members of the panel so sitting as a body of 3 persons, or 5 persons, to hear an application constitute a Strata Titles Board.
The Role of the Registrar, Strata Titles Boards
The Registrar of the Strata Titles Boards will be happy to help you with your queries on how to submit an application but cannot give legal advice on the merits of your case. Please be sure to read the relevant legal provisions and regulations before submitting your application or consult your lawyer.
While each Board has the power to make orders on issues within its jurisdiction, it encourages parties to co-operate in the spirit of community living to resolve amicably any problems that may arise.