26. Applying for adjudication
(1) To apply to have a payment dispute adjudicated, a party to the contract, within 28 days after the dispute arises or, if applicable, within the period provided for by section 37(2)(b), must ¾
(a) prepare a written application for adjudication;
(b) serve it on each other party to the contract;
(c) serve it ¾
(i) if the parties to the contract have appointed a registered adjudicator and that adjudicator consents, on the adjudicator;
(ii) if the parties to the contract have appointed a prescribed appointor, on that appointor;
(iii) otherwise, on a prescribed appointor chosen by the party;
(d) provide any deposit or security for the costs of the adjudication that the adjudicator or the prescribed appointor requires under section 44(8) or (9).
(2) The application ¾
(a) must be prepared in accordance with, and contain the information prescribed by, the regulations;
(b) must set out the details of, or have attached to it ¾
(i) the construction contract involved or relevant extracts of it; and
(ii) any payment claim that has given rise to the payment dispute;
(c) must set out or have attached to it all the information, documentation and submissions on which the party making it relies in the adjudication.
(3) A prescribed appointor that is served with an application for adjudication made under subsection (1) must comply with section 28.