About Our Law Firm
Contracts Specialist is your trusted legal partner for Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs, including Kelso (North) – Laffing Waters and Bathurst (Central). With over 13 years of specialised experience as strata lawyers, we are dedicated to serving the unique needs of strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in this region.
Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is renowned for his expertise in construction law, ensuring you have a seasoned specialist by your side. We prioritise tailored legal advice, direct communication with the principal, and the use of modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our commitment to client satisfaction is reflected in our exceptional 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials.
Navigating the intricacies of strata schemes for Bathurst, including Kelso (North) – Laffing Waters and Bathurst (Central), requires specialised expertise. Strata complexes differ significantly from freestanding homes, operating under distinct legal frameworks.
Strata lawyers play a vital role in preventing and managing legal issues within these shared living spaces. With multiple owners, each with unique needs and personalities, adherence to established rules, regulations, and by-laws becomes crucial for the harmonious functioning of strata complexes.
Key legislations that pertain to strata schemes in New South Wales include:
Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This legislation regulates the residential building industry and specialist work in NSW.
Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This act defines the system of ownership within a strata scheme. It grants exclusive ownership of individual parts of a building (known as ‘lots’) and outlines rights over common property areas. It also covers subdivision, strata plan registration, leasing, transfers, and acquisitions of common property.
Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupants within the strata scheme. It addresses various aspects, including meetings, executive committees, financial management, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and dispute resolution.
Our team at Contracts Specialist is well-versed in these legislations and is dedicated to assisting you in navigating the complexities of strata schemes effectively.
Recovery of Levies
Struggling with Unpaid Levies? We Can Help.
Many Owners Corporations face challenges in recovering levies from strata title lot owners. Under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation has the right to recover unpaid contributions in accordance with the Act’s terms, including interest and reasonable enforcement costs.
Addressing Building Defects Efficiently
In the initial years following strata plan registration, building defects such as water ingress, cracks, peeling, and settlement are common issues for Owners Corporations. As per the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties, recovering the costs associated with rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Your Trusted Partner for Strata Legal Solutions
Our seasoned strata lawyers possess extensive knowledge in all facets of strata law. At our building and construction law firm, we:
- Provide expert legal advice tailored to your strata concerns.
- Assist in enforcing your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal proceedings.
- Negotiate settlements to resolve disputes amicably.
- Prepare the necessary legal documentation to support your strata matters effectively.
Count on Contracts Specialist to deliver practical solutions for your strata-related challenges for Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs.
Benefits of Our Services
Discover the Advantages of Choosing Contracts Specialist
At Contracts Specialist, we recognize that property investment is a significant decision. Strata law presents its own intricate dynamics, regulations, and cases. With our in-depth understanding of these nuances, we offer you invaluable benefits:
Time and Money Savings
Efficiency That Saves
Our expertise helps you save both time and money. By seeking guidance from our experienced team, you can make informed decisions, efficiently navigate strata complexities, and select the best legal options available.
Direct Access to Expertise:
You’ll work directly with our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a strata law specialist with over 13 years of experience. This direct interaction ensures personalised service and satisfaction.
Proven Track Record:
Contracts Specialist boasts a history of achieving successful outcomes and a roster of satisfied clients. With our expertise and dedication, you can trust us to deliver results that meet your strata-related needs for Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
Introducing Our Strata Dispute Expert: John Dela Cruz
Meet John Dela Cruz, our Principal Lawyer at Contracts Specialist. With over 13 years of exceptional experience in handling strata disputes, John is a seasoned construction law expert.
His extensive career includes serving as legal counsel for a prestigious Dow 30 construction company and working as a Government Solicitor. John has also held the distinguished position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founded Small Builders Building Software.
John’s comprehensive expertise in construction law extends to drafting and reviewing various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. His profound knowledge encompasses the intricacies of construction law across all Australian states, making him the go-to expert for addressing common legal issues related to strata management and disputes. With John by your side, you have a trusted advocate dedicated to resolving your strata concerns for Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs.
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Expert Guidance for Strata Disputes
Navigating the complexities of strata disputes demands expert advice, particularly concerning construction contracts and levy payments. As specialised strata lawyers, we provide comprehensive legal counsel and representation to a diverse clientele:
- Owners of strata title lots
- Strata corporations
- Executive committees
- Strata managers
With our in-depth knowledge and experience, we are your trusted partners serving residents of Bathurst and its surrounding suburbs, ensuring you receive expert guidance and effective solutions for your strata-related challenges.
Unlock Strata Solutions for Bathurst and Beyond
Elevate your strata experience for Bathurst, Kelso (North) – Laffing Waters, Bathurst (Central), and surrounding areas. Our law firm is dedicated to empowering strata owners, managers, and service providers. Begin your journey with us today – schedule a free 15-minute consultation to explore how we can serve you better.