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 STRATA TITLES ACT 1985  (ACT 318)

PART III
REGISTRATION OF STRATA TITLES

15.Preparation and maintenance of strata register.
16. Documents of strata title
17.Effect of opening of book of strata register.
18. Share units of parcels.
19. Provisional share units of a provisional block.

15. Preparation and maintenance of strata register.

(1) The Registrar shall prepare and maintain for the purpose of this Act a register of strata titles to be known as the strata register.

(2) The strata register shall consist of a series of books, each relating to one lot, and every such book shall contain -

(a) an index in Form 2 to the individual parcels and, if any, appurtenant accessory parcels and to the individual provisional block, if any, comprised in the lot;

(b) a statement in Form 3 which subject to subsection (4), (5) and (6) shall  -

(i) set out, or where appropriate summarise so far as they relate to matters capable of affecting any of those parcels or provisional blocks, all memorials, endorsements and other entries which appeared on the register document of title to the lot at the time the statement was authenticated by the Registrar; or

(ii) confirm that there was no such entries;

(c) a copy of the certified strata plan prepared under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 13; and

(d) the register document of title to each parcel and each provisional block.

(3) The name of the management corporation, and the address for the service of documents thereon, required to be stated in the index in Form 2 shall be supplied to the Registrar by the proprietor of the lot.

(3A) Where the proprietor of the lot, after being given reasonable notice by the Registrar, fails to supply the name of the management corporation or the address for service of documents thereon as required by subsection (3), the Registrar -

(a) as regards the name of the management corporation, shall himself determine the name to be stated in the index in Form 2; or

(b) as regards the address for service, shall cause to be stated in the index in Form 2 the postal address of any building erected within the lot.

(4) For the purposes of the statement in Form 3, no account shall be taken of any lease or tenancy relating to a part of the building which corresponds precisely with, or is included within one of the parcels created on the subdivision, or of any charge of, or lien over, such a lease; but any such lease, tenancy or charge shall be endorsed on the register document of title to the parcel in question.

(5) The Registrar shall, in the case of private caveats or Registrar's caveats appearing on the register document of title to the lot, if satisfied that such caveats affect only particular parcels created on the subdivision, endorse such caveats on the register documents of title to the parcels in question.

(6) Where the Registrar is unable to ascertain to his satisfaction the caveats which affect the particular parcels, he may, instead of setting out or summarising them, endorse a statement in Form 3 to the effect that the lot is so subject to the caveats entered on the register document of title to the lot.

Provided that the Registrar may at any time thereafter, if it can be ascertained to his satisfaction that such caveats relate to particular parcels, endorse such caveats on the register documents of title to the parcels in question.

16. Documents of strata title.

(1) The Registrar shall prepare documents of strata title in respect of -

(a) parcel; and

(b) a provisional block, if any.

(2) The documents of strata title to be prepared by the Registrar in respect of any parcel or provisional block under subsection (1) shall consist of -

(a) a register document of title in Form 4 in respect of a parcel and in Form 4A in respect of a provisional block;

(b) an issue document of title, consisting of a copy of the register document to which shall be attached -

(i) the copy of the certified strata plan or of the relevant folio of that plan prepared under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section 13; and

(ii) where appropriate, a copy of the statement in Form 3:

Provided that, in the case of a parcel created on the division or amalgamation of any existing parcels, the plan to be attached to the issue documents of titles shall be such as may be prepared in accordance with Part V of this Act.

(3) Every document of strata title shall be prepared in the name of the person last registered as proprietor of the lot in question, or where it relates to a parcel created as mentioned in the proviso to subsection (2) in the name of the person last registered as proprietor of the existing parcel or parcels.

(4) (Deleted).

(5) The registration of the register documents of strata title shall consist of their authentication under the hand and seal of the Registrar; and the date of registration shall be inscribed by him on every document.

(6) The provisions of sections 89 to 91 of the National Land Code shall apply to documents of strata titles as they apply to documents of final title:

Provided that where any parcel in subject to a charge or lien, nothing in section 90 of the National Land Code shall be taken to authorise the issue of the document of title thereto to the proprietor of the parcel.

17. Effect of opening of book of strata register.

(1) On authenticating the statement in Form 3 required to be contained in any book of the strata register, the Registrar shall make on the register and issue documents of title to the lot in question a memorial to the effect that the book has been opened, and that the common property is vested in the management corporation and shall return the issue document to that corporation.

(2)  No entry shall thereafter be made on either of the documents of title except one affecting the common property.

(3) In its application to a low-cost building, this section shall be construed with the omission of -

(a) all the words in subsection (1) after the words "has been opened"; and

(b) subsection (2).

18. Share units of parcels.

Every parcel shall have a share value as approved by the Director and expressed in whole numbers to be known as share units.

19. Provisional share units of a provisional block.

Every provisional block shall have a share value as approved by the Director, which shall be expressed in whole numbers and taken as provisional share units.

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