About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we proudly offer the residents of Central Coast and its scenic surrounding suburbs, including Avoca Beach, Picketts Valley, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, and Chittaway Bay, over 13 years of unparalleled expertise in strata law.
Our unwavering commitment is to provide bespoke legal advice, catering specifically to the unique requirements of strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers for Central Coast and its neighbouring areas. While we may not be physically located for Central Coast, our legal services are dedicated to its community.
Choosing our firm means you’re aligning with a team of legal professionals who prioritise personalised service, direct communication, and the integration of modern technology to keep you updated at every stage of your case. Our outstanding 4.9-star rating on our Google Business page stands as a testament to our dedication to client satisfaction.
In the realm of strata schemes, the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes indispensable. Unlike traditional freestanding homes, strata complexes operate under a distinct set of laws, and the dynamics can be intricate. For the Central Coast and its surrounding suburbs, where diverse personalities coexist within shared spaces, adherence to rules, regulations, and by-laws is paramount to ensure the seamless functioning of strata complexes.
Issues and disputes, almost inevitably, find their way into these communal living arrangements. This is precisely where strata lawyers, specialists in strata law, step in to prevent and address legal challenges efficiently.
Key legislations governing strata schemes include:
The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This legislation governs the residential building industry and certain specialist work in NSW.
The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This Act outlines the system of ownership within a Strata Scheme, granting individuals exclusive ownership of their designated part of a building, known as their ‘lot.’ It also defines rights over common property segments, covering aspects like lot subdivision, strata plan registration, and the leasing, transfer, or acquisition of common property.
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 includes provisions for Owners Corporation meetings, the role of an executive committee, financial management, critical areas like maintenance and repairs, insurance requirements, and a structured dispute resolution process.
Navigating the intricacies of these legislations and ensuring their proper application is at the core of our expertise in strata law for Central Coast and its surroundings.
Recovery of Levies
Struggling with Unpaid Levies? We’ve Got You Covered.
For many Owners Corporations, recovering unpaid levies from strata title lot owners can be a challenge. However, under the provisions of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation is legally entitled to recoup outstanding contributions as per the Act’s stipulations, complete with accrued interest and reasonable enforcement costs.
Resolving Building Defects – Your Peace of Mind Is Our Priority.
In the initial years following the registration of a strata plan and the sale of lots to the public by developers, building defects can become a persistent concern for Owners Corporations. These defects can range from water ingress to cracks, peeling, and settlement issues. Relying on the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties, seeking to recover the expenses incurred in rectifying these defective works.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Strata Challenges Met with Expertise and Practicality.
Our seasoned strata lawyers, well-versed in all facets of strata law, offer:
- Precise Legal Counsel: Receive tailored legal advice specific to your strata issue.
- Enforcement Support: Whether through adjudication, court, or tribunal, we stand with you to assert your rights.
- Skilled Negotiation: We excel in negotiating settlements that align with your best interests.
- Comprehensive Legal Documentation: From drafting to filing, we handle all aspects of legal paperwork with meticulous care.
At Contracts Specialist, we’re here to simplify the complexities of strata law for Central Coast and its neighbouring suburbs, making your journey smoother and more successful.
Benefits of Our Services
When it comes to property investment decisions, we understand the weight of your choices. Strata law represents a complex legal landscape, complete with its own intricacies, regulations, and precedents. At Contracts Specialist, we not only grasp these nuances but leverage them to your advantage, aiding you in making informed decisions, implementing effective policies and procedures, and swiftly resolving disputes.
Time and Money Savings
Efficiency That Translates to Savings
With an experienced expert assessing and advising on your strata matters, you gain a valuable advantage—savings in both time and money. Our guidance empowers you to make well-informed decisions, choosing the best legal pathways available, and avoiding costly missteps.
Direct Access to Strata Law Expertise
Your satisfaction is our utmost priority. When you engage with Contracts Specialist, you’re guaranteed direct collaboration with our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a strata and strata dispute resolution expert with over 13 years of dedicated experience.
Proven Excellence in Achieving Results
Our law firm boasts a distinguished track record of delivering successful outcomes, backed by a roster of satisfied clients. When you choose us, you’re opting for a team dedicated to securing the best results for your strata challenges for Central Coast and its picturesque neighbouring suburbs.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
Meet the driving force behind Contracts Specialist’s unrivalled expertise in strata disputes—our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With a career spanning more than 13 years, John stands as a formidable authority in construction law, particularly in the realm of strata disputes.
John’s wealth of experience extends across the spectrum of construction law. His journey includes serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company, contributing as a Government Solicitor, and even assuming the role of Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Notably, he is the visionary behind Small Builders Building Software.
John’s profound expertise in construction law is all-encompassing. He’s adept at drafting and scrutinising various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. With an intricate understanding of construction law nuances across all Australian states, he effortlessly deciphers common legal intricacies related to strata management and disputes.
Get Legal Advice
In the realm of strata matters, complexities can abound, particularly when dealing with construction contracts and levy payments. These intricacies often demand the guidance of experts. As strata specialist lawyers, we offer invaluable advice and representation to a diverse clientele that includes strata title lot owners, strata corporations, executive committees, and strata managers.
When you partner with us, you’re securing a steadfast legal advocate in your corner, equipped to navigate the intricacies of strata law and provide tailored guidance to address your specific concerns and needs.
Secure Your Construction Projects for Central Coast: Step Forward
Safeguarding your strata interests for Central Coast and its serene suburbs, including Avoca Beach, Picketts Valley, Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, Glenning Valley, demands seasoned expertise. Our firm stands ready to assist strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and more with tailored legal guidance. Initiate the process with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today and explore how we can empower your strata endeavours.