(1) Despite any enactment or rule of law, this section and section 143 apply to the following proceedings if the proceedings are required to be taken against an owner of a principal unit or occupier of land or premises:
(2) For the purposes of any proceedings to which this section and section 143 apply, the common property and each of the units are separate premises.
(3) In proceedings in respect of the common property, a body corporate may, in the circumstances described in subsection (4), join the following in the proceedings:
(4) The circumstances are that the cause of action arose through the negligence or unauthorised act or omission of the owner or former owner or head body corporate, parent body corporate, or subsidiary body corporate, as the case may be.
(5) Any judgment awarded to the plaintiff may be entered against the body corporate, its head body corporate, its parent body corporate, its subsidiary body corporate, or the owner jointly and severally.
(6) The amount of any judgment, including costs, given jointly and severally under subsection (5), is recoverable as a debt by the body corporate from the unit owner against whom judgment is given in an action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(7) For the purpose of this section, principal unit includes a future development unit.
Compare: 1972 No 15 s 14(1), (2), (3)