About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we extend our profound strata law expertise to the residents of Coffs Harbour and its charming surrounding suburbs including Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour (West), Coffs Harbour (Central), Coffs Harbour (Central North), Boambee East, Korora – Sapphire Beach, and Sandy Beach- Emerald Beach. With over 13 years of specialised experience, we are devoted to providing tailored legal advice to strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in this region.
Our commitment is rooted in understanding the unique needs of the strata community in NSW. While we are not located in Coffs Harbour, our dedicated legal service transcends geographical boundaries, ensuring personalised service, direct communication, and modern technology utilisation to keep you informed throughout your case. Our stellar reputation is a testament to our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction
Strata schemes present a unique living and ownership arrangement, fostering a community of diverse individuals sharing common spaces for Coffs Harbour and its nearby suburbs. However, the complexity of strata living often necessitates a robust legal framework to ensure harmonious co-existence. A proficient Strata Lawyer is instrumental in navigating the intricate legal landscape surrounding strata schemes, preventing and addressing issues that may arise.
Strata complexes operate under distinct laws compared to freestanding homes. The essence of strata living is collective ownership and shared responsibilities, which, while fostering community, can also be a breeding ground for disputes. Hence, well-defined rules, regulations, and by-laws are crucial for the smooth operation of strata complexes.
Key legislations governing strata schemes in NSW include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This Act regulates the residential building industry and certain specialist work in NSW, ensuring quality and compliance.
- Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This legislation delineates the system of ownership within a Strata Scheme, providing individuals exclusive ownership of their ‘lot’ alongside rights over common property. It outlines the procedures for subdividing lots, registering strata plans, and managing common property.
- Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This Act elaborates the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupiers within the Strata Scheme. It encompasses procedures for Owners Corporation meetings, executive committee appointments, financial management, maintenance, repairs, insurance requirements, and a structured dispute resolution process.
These legislations form the backbone of strata living, and a seasoned Strata Lawyer is pivotal in ensuring adherence to these laws, thereby fostering a conducive living environment in strata schemes.
Recovery of Levies
The initial years post the registration of a strata plan often unveil defects in the building, ranging from water ingress to structural cracks. Leveraging the provisions of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), we facilitate the initiation of proceedings to enforce statutory warranties, aiding in the recovery of rectification costs for such defective work.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our adept strata lawyers are well-versed in all facets of strata law, providing precise legal advice tailored to your strata issues. Whether it’s enforcing your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal, negotiating settlements, or preparing requisite legal documentation, our holistic approach ensures a seamless resolution of your strata concerns, fostering a harmonious strata living environment.
Benefits of Our Services
Investing in a strata property is a significant decision entangled with complex legal intricacies. At Contracts Specialist, we unravel these complexities, guiding you through the maze of strata laws and regulations, ensuring that your investment is well-protected and your strata community thrives harmoniously.
Time and Money Savings
Your satisfaction is our priority. Engaging with our services grants you direct access to our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, whose extensive expertise in strata and strata dispute resolution spans over 13 years. Our personalised approach ensures that your unique needs are meticulously addressed, fostering a satisfying legal journey.
Our track record resonates with successful outcomes and a plethora of satisfied clients. Our strategic legal solutions, coupled with a deep understanding of strata law, have consistently yielded positive results. Our commitment to achieving successful outcomes not only resolves your current strata issues but also lays a foundation for a peaceful and cooperative strata living environment for Coffs Harbour and its surrounding suburbs.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, the helm is led by our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a seasoned expert in construction law with an impressive track record spanning over 13 years in handling strata disputes. John’s illustrious career includes serving as a legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company, a Government Solicitor, and the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). He is also the brain behind Small Builders Building Software.
John’s prowess extends to drafting and reviewing construction contracts, including strata by-laws. His extensive knowledge of construction law across every Australian state equips him to elucidate common legal issues pertaining to strata management and disputes, making him a reliable ally for strata owners, managers, and service providers for Coffs Harbour and its neighbouring suburbs.
Get Legal Advice
Strata disputes, often entangled with construction contracts and levy payments, demand expert legal insight. As strata specialist lawyers, we extend our advisory and representation services to strata title lot owners, strata corporations, executive committees, and strata managers, ensuring your strata legal matters are handled with utmost precision and professionalism.
Secure Your Strata Harmony: Embark on Resolution
Navigating strata disputes in Coffs Harbour and its picturesque surrounding suburbs like Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour (West), Coffs Harbour (Central), Coffs Harbour (Central North), Boambee East, Korora – Sapphire Beach, and Sandy Beach- Emerald Beach demands a blend of expertise and guidance. Our law firm stands ready to support strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and strata lot title owners with adept legal advice and representation. Embark on the path of resolution by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out to us today and explore how we can assist in harmonising your strata living experience.