(1) If the Director-General believes on reasonable grounds that an offence under this Act has been, or may be committed, the Director-General may exercise the following powers to investigate the grounds for the belief:(a) enter association property or common property,(b) enter a development lot,(c) enter a neighbourhood lot or a strata lot at a reasonable time on notice given to the occupier,(d) request an association or strata corporation to provide information to the Director-General and allow the Director-General to inspect its records under section 26.(2) When exercising a power under this section, the Director-General may, if the Director-General thinks fit, be accompanied by:(a) a member of the executive committee of an association or strata corporation, or(b) the managing agent (if any) of the scheme concerned.(3) A person must not obstruct or hinder the Director-General, or a delegate of the Director-General, in the exercise of powers conferred by this section.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.(4) An association must not neglect or fail to comply with a request under subsection (1) (d).
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.(5) No charge is payable by the Director-General in connection with a request made under subsection (1) (d).