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STRATA TITLES ACT 1985 - SECT 21U

21U .         Certificate of licensed surveyor

        (1)         The certificate of a licensed surveyor referred to in section 21T(1)(c) is to comply with —

            (a)         this section; and

            (b)         any requirement made by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

        (2)         If the strata plan is to be amended to reflect any extension or alteration of a building shown on the plan, or to include a building not shown on the plan, the surveyor is to certify that —

            (a)         the extension or alteration, or the building has been the subject of a building permit under the Building Act 2011 or a building licence under section 374  3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960 ; and

            (b)         any extension or alteration, or any building not shown on the plan, has been approved by —

                  (i)         the strata company; or

                  (ii)         all of the proprietors of lots in the scheme;

                and

            (c)         any building or part of a building shown on the sketch plan as being within a lot is wholly within the ground surface boundaries of that lot, except for any permitted boundary deviation; and

            (d)         in respect of any land or building or part of a building shown on the sketch plan as common property to be merged into a lot —

                  (i)         the land or building or part of a building is wholly within the external surface boundaries of the parcel; or

                  (ii)         the requirements of section 22(1)(c) are satisfied.

        (3)         If the strata plan is to be amended to merge land that is common property into a lot, the surveyor is to certify, in accordance with subsection (5), that the rights and amenities required to be provided for by the relevant local planning scheme or improvement scheme in force under the Planning and Development Act 2005 

            (a)         are provided for in accordance with that scheme at the time when the certificate is given; or

            (b)         will be provided for when the notice of resolution and the documents referred to in section 21V are registered.

        (4)         The regulations may prescribe matters —

            (a)         as to which the surveyor is to certify under subsection (3); or

            (b)         which are to be specifically dealt with in the certificate.

        (5)         A certification under subsection (3) is to relate to matters prescribed for the purposes of subsection (4)(a) and not to other matters arising under the relevant local planning scheme or improvement scheme.

        (6)         The surveyor is to certify in every case that —

            (a)         a reference on the sketch plan to a lot by a designated number is a reference to the lot designated by that number on the strata plan; and

            (b)         there are not more lots on the sketch plan than there are on the strata plan.

        [Section 21U inserted: No. 61 of 1996 s. 16; amended: No. 38 of 2005 s. 15; No. 28 of 2010 s. 37(2) and (3); No. 24 of 2011 s. 174(5).]



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