—(1) A body corporate shall, upon application made to it in writing in respect of a flat in the housing estate concerned by the owner or mortgagee of that flat or by a person authorised in writing by the owner or mortgagee and on payment of the prescribed fee, do one or more of the following things which are required of it in the application:
inform the applicant of the name and address of the chairman, secretary and treasurer of the body corporate and of any person who has been appointed under section 20 as managing agent;
make available for inspection by the applicant or his agent —
the notices and orders referred to in section 13(1)(h);
the minutes of general meetings of the body corporate and of the committee;
the books of account of the body corporate;
a copy of the statement of accounts of the body corporate last prepared by the body corporate in accordance with section 13(1)(j); and
every current policy of insurance effected by the body corporate and the receipt for the premium last paid in respect of each such policy,
at such time and place as may be agreed upon by the applicant or his agent and the body corporate and, failing agreement, at the office of the body corporate at a time and on a date fixed by the body corporate under subsection (2); or
certify, as at the date of the certificate, in respect of the flat in respect of which the application is made —
whether there is any amount unpaid of any contribution levied under section 8 and, if so, the amount thereof and the date on which it was levied;
whether there is any amount recoverable from the owner of that flat under section 11 and, if so, the amount thereof; and
any interest payable under section 8(6) in respect of any unpaid contribution referred to in that subsection.
(2) Where an applicant and a body corporate fail to reach an agreement referred to in subsection (1)(b) within 7 days after the receipt of the application by the body corporate, the body corporate shall forthwith send by post to the applicant a notice fixing a time, specified in the notice, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on a date so specified, being a date not later than 21 days after the receipt of the application by the body corporate for the making of the inspection referred to in that subsection.
(3) In favour of a person taking for valuable consideration an estate or interest in any flat, a certificate given under subsection (1)(c) by a body corporate in respect of that flat shall be conclusive evidence, as at the date of the certificate, of the matters stated therein.
(4) The body corporate shall permit the Commissioner or any person authorised by him to act on his behalf at all reasonable times full and free access to the records of the body corporate and permit the Commissioner or such person to make copies of or make extracts from any such records.
(5) The Commissioner or any person authorised by him to act on his behalf may require any member of the committee of a body corporate to furnish him with such information which such member possesses or has access to as the Commissioner or any such duly authorised person considers necessary for the purposes of discharging the functions of the Commissioner under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004.
(6) A body corporate or a member of its committee who neglects or fails to perform any duty owed by it or him to the Commissioner or his duly authorised officer under subsection (4) or (5) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.