Making an Application for Relief (in a Strata Scheme)

Please read this information before completing the form.

Who may apply?

An application for relief may be made by any party who has an interest in a strata scheme.

Most issues need to be taken to the body corporate for resolution before the Recorder has the power to make an order.

What is the cost?

A fee is payable with this application. Please contact the Land Titles Office for the current fee.

How will the application be dealt with?

The Recorder may dismiss an application on certain grounds set out in section 109 of the Strata Titles Act 1998.

If the Application is accepted for investigation, the Recorder of Titles may give notice to interested parties and may ask for submissions. The Recorder of Titles may determine the application on the basis of submissions received or may make further inquiries as deemed necessary. The Recorder may also decide to have a hearing for the application.

The decision of the Recorder of Titles, and the reasons for that decision, are made in writing. Notice of the decision of the Recorder is sent to certain parties as set out in section 135 of the Strata Titles Act 1998.

After lodgement of an application any contact with the Recorder of Titles must be in writing. This ensures a process that is open and transparent for all parties.

Is there a limit to the length of submissions?

Yes. Any submission made in the process of investigating the application including the application itself must be limited to a maximum of five (5) pages not including supporting documents.

Am I able to lodge supporting documents?

Yes. You may attach expert reports, quotes and relevant minutes of meetings of the body corporate etc provided they relate directly to the issues in the application.

How long to get a decision?

Applications are usually completed within eight (8) weeks. Most applications are completed well within this time but sometimes an application will take longer to be finalised.

Can I appeal against a decision of the Recorder?

Yes. You may appeal to the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal within 30 days of the decision.

Application Form

Strata scheme forms are available in hard copy from the Office or can be downloaded here:

Application for Relief Form (97 KB)


Further information


Land Titles Office

Level 1, 134 Macquarie Street,
Hobart, TAS, 7000.