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  • Cabinet has approved amendments to the Registration (Strata Titles) Act and the tabling of the bill in Parliament.
  • Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the amendments will strengthen the ability of Strata Corporations to manage property.
  • Minister Falconer said that the amendments willmake a new provision to allow for the production of a duplicate certificate of title for the purchaser.

Cabinet has approved amendments to the Registration (Strata Titles) Act and the tabling of the bill in Parliament.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the amendments will strengthen the ability of Strata Corporations to manage property.

The Minister, who was addressing the weekly Jamaica House media briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 9, informed that the Act was amended in 2009, primarily to improve the ability of Strata Corporations to manage, control and administer common property and resolve disputes.

Since then, the provision requiring a Strata Corporation to first obtain vacant possession of the property before it is able to exercise the power of sale has caused problems.

“It has hindered rather than advanced the new enforcement provisions of the Act to allow Strata Corporations to effectively manage common property,” she informed.

Minister Falconer said that the amendments will remove the problematic section and make a new provision to allow for the production of a duplicate certificate of title for the purchaser, if the Strata Corporation has exercised its power of sale.