(1)On receiving a written application accompanied by the fee prescribed under a regulation, the commissioner must inform the applicant in writing—
(a)whether an order has been made within the previous 6 years under this chapter or a corresponding previous law about a community titles scheme mentioned in the application and, if so, the nature and effect of the order; and
(b)whether there is, in relation to the scheme, an application that has not been disposed of and, if so, the nature of the application.
(2)The commissioner may make any of the following available for inspection by the public—
(a)a copy of an order made at any time under this chapter or a corresponding previous law about a community titles scheme;
(b)the reasons for the order.
(3)For subsection (2), the commissioner may publish the order and reasons in an appropriate way, including on the department’s website on the internet.