(1) If land or a principal unit is to be subdivided in stages, this section and section 25 apply instead of sections 17(1) and 21(1)(b).
(2) Subdivision in stages is effected by the successive deposit under the Land Transfer Act 1952 of—
(a) a proposed unit development plan and a first stage unit plan together; and
(b) 1 or more further stage unit plans (if any); and
(c) a complete unit plan.
(3) In the case of subdivision of land, the applications to deposit the plans must be made by the registered proprietor described in section 16(1) in the prescribed form (if any).
(4) In the case of the subdivision of a principal unit to create a subsidiary unit title development, the applications to deposit the plans must be made by the owner of the principal unit to be subdivided in the prescribed form (if any).