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Commercial and Civil

SAT considers a broad range of commercial and personal disputes. These include:

  • strata titles;
  • retirement villages;
  • commercial tenancy;
  • credit; and
  • building disputes.

It also reviews decisions of the State Commissioner of Taxation.

Which enabling laws give SAT the power to make decisions in the Commercial and Civil Stream?

list of enabling legislation gives SAT the power to make decisions or review decisions in this stream.

Are there related subjects that SAT does not handle?

SAT does not handle:

  • residential tenancy disputes; and
  • racing penalties.

For more information on areas not covered by SAT see Matters Not Dealt With by SAT in Jurisdiction.

How will my application be handled?

Applications in this area are usually listed for a first directions hearing at which the matter will be sent to a final hearing or referred to mediation or to a compulsory conference.

However some applications, such as those relating to strata titles disputes, may be dealt with on the documents, without a final hearing.

Practice Note 5 outlines practice and procedures for Proceedings under the Strata Titles Act 1985 and Practice Note 6 provides more information on practice and procedures for Proceedings under the Retirement Villages Act 1992.

Advice on strata title matters can also be obtained from the Department of Land Information and Land Registration Centre on (08) 9273 7044, the Strata Titles Institute of Western Australia and The Strata Centre on (08) 9367 7299. See links below.

Are there special requirements or arrangements for some matters?

Yes, further details are available on the following subjects:

Where can Commercial and Civil decisions be found?

The full text of all written commercial and civil decisions can be found in the decisions database on the SAT website (view Decisions Database).

SAT also publishes regular bulletins which contain summaries of written decisions of note in the Commercial and Civil area. Published bulletins prior to July 2014 are available by selecting Commercial and Civil Bulletins or for decisions published from July 2014 onwards click here.

If you would like to receive our regular bulletins by email, please register your interest by subscribing here.

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Last updated: 24-Nov-2016

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