(1) An Adjudicator may investigate an application for an order in any way the Adjudicator thinks fit and may refuse to proceed with an application until any further information required by the Adjudicator has been provided.(2) For the purposes of the investigation, an Adjudicator may:(a) enter association property or common property, or(b) enter a development lot, or(c) enter a neighbourhood lot or strata lot at a reasonable time on notice given to the occupier.(3) The power conferred by this section does not include power to enter a dwelling-house or other residential premises unless the occupier consents.(4) If an Adjudicator believes on reasonable grounds that there has been, or may be, a breach of a development contract, a management statement or the by-laws for a strata scheme, the Adjudicator may exercise the power conferred by this section to investigate the grounds for the belief.(5) A person must not obstruct or hinder an Adjudicator, or a delegate of an Adjudicator, in the exercise of powers conferred by this section.
Maximum penalty (subsection (5)): 5 penalty units.