About Our Law Firm
In the realm of strata law, a skilled strata lawyer plays a pivotal role in preventing and managing legal issues that can surface within strata schemes. Strata living is unique, governed by laws distinct from those governing freestanding homes. It entails a dynamic mix of residents, each with distinct personalities, coexisting within shared spaces. To ensure the smooth operation of strata complexes, it’s imperative to adhere to rules, regulations, and by-laws.
Naturally, issues and disputes may arise. This is where our expertise comes into play. We specialise in strata law and possess a deep understanding of the intricacies involved.
Key legislations guiding strata schemes include:
The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This law regulates the residential building industry and specialised work in NSW.
The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This legislation outlines the ownership system within a strata scheme. Strata title grants exclusive ownership of an individual’s part of a building (their ‘lot’) and certain rights over common property areas. It covers aspects such as lot subdivision, strata plan registration, common property leasing, transfer, and acquisition.
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act delineates the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupiers within the Strata Scheme. It covers procedures for Owners Corporation meetings, the role of the executive committee, financial management, key areas like maintenance and repairs, insurance requirements, and dispute resolution processes.
At Contracts Specialist, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to address all your strata-related needs for Blacktown and its surrounding suburbs, including Schofields – Nirimba Fields, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Quakers Hill, Riverstone – Vineyard – Grantham Farm, Rooty Hill – Eastern Creek, Seven Hills, and The Ponds. Our dedicated team of strata lawyers is here to guide you through every aspect of strata law, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected.
Recovery of Levies
In the early years following the registration of a strata plan and the sale of lots by a developer, defect issues can plague Owners Corporations. These defects, such as water ingress, cracks, peeling, and settlement, are covered under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW). Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties and recover the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our team of experienced strata lawyers possesses in-depth knowledge of all facets of strata law. We are committed to providing you with the right legal advice for your specific strata issues. Whether it’s enforcing your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal proceedings, negotiating settlements, or preparing essential legal documentation, we are your trusted partners in achieving practical solutions to your strata-related challenges.
Benefits of Our Services
Investing in property is a significant decision, and navigating the complexities of strata law for Blacktown and its surrounding suburbs, including Schofields – Nirimba Fields, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Quakers Hill, Riverstone – Vineyard – Grantham Farm, Rooty Hill – Eastern Creek, Seven Hills, and The Ponds, can be a daunting task. We recognize these challenges and offer a range of benefits to our clients.
Time and Money Savings
You’ll have the privilege of working directly with our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, who boasts over 13 years of expertise in strata and strata dispute resolution. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
Allow us to introduce you to the driving force behind our strata law expertise at Contracts Specialist – our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With over 13 years of dedicated experience, John is a seasoned construction law expert renowned for his prowess in handling strata disputes.
John’s illustrious career in construction law includes roles as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. He has also served as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and has founded Small Builders Building Software.
His comprehensive expertise spans the entire spectrum of construction law, including the drafting and review of various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. John’s in-depth knowledge extends across all Australian states, enabling him to adeptly address common legal challenges associated with strata management and disputes.
Get Legal Advice
Navigating strata disputes, particularly concerning construction contracts and levy payments, demands expert guidance. As dedicated strata specialist lawyers, we offer invaluable advice and representation to a diverse clientele. Our expertise extends to strata title lot owners, strata corporations, executive committees, and strata managers. Whether you’re seeking clarity on complex strata matters or require skilled representation, we’re here to ensure your rights are safeguarded and your strata-related challenges are addressed effectively and efficiently.
Empower Your Strata Journey for Blacktown and Beyond
Safeguard your interests for Blacktown, Schofields – Nirimba Fields, Mount Druitt, Plumpton, Quakers Hill, Riverstone – Vineyard – Grantham Farm, Rooty Hill – Eastern Creek, Seven Hills, The Ponds. Our commitment extends to strata owners, managers, service providers, committees, and lot title owners. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today. Reach out to explore how we can support your strata needs.