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2.5.3 Legal Appeal

If the Approving Officer rejects or does not approve the final submission within 2 months, you may appeal to the Supreme Court of British Columbia pursuant to Section 89 of the Land Title Act, provided you are appealing a rejection of a conventional subdivision. Section 89 of the Land Title Act does not apply to strata title applications. Legal challenges to decisions on preliminary applications or strata title subdivisions can only proceed under the Judicial Review Procedure Act.

You must make this appeal within one month of the date you receive the letter of rejection, or within one month of the expiration of the time limited by Section 89 of the Land Title Act.

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