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Commission of strata corporations holds consultations

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Commission of Strata Corporations will today begin a series of public consultations as it seeks to update the legislation on gated communities. 

The consultation will take place at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, and is set to begin at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

The Commission says it’s hosting the series of consultations because gated communities have many similar concerns, including persons not paying maintenance fees, disputes between parties, and general communal-living issues.

It says currently, the legislation on gated communities only addresses the issue of the Strata Corporation and not that of the shared expenses.  

Consultant with the commission, attorney-at-law Delrose Campbell, told JIS News that developing a regime inspired by the views of every stakeholder is important in shaping the legislation on gated communities.

Other consultations will be held on March 1 at the Holy Trinity Church, in Montego Bay and on March 6 at St Andrew High School for Girls, in St Andrew.

A special stakeholder meeting will also be held on March 12.   

Entities such as the Realtors Association of Jamaica, the various municipal corporations, architects, bankers, building societies, the National Land Agency, Housing Agency of Jamaica and the National Housing Trust are expected to attend.