About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we proudly offer Goulburn and its surrounding suburbs of Kilmore, Wallan, Wandong, Echuca, and Benalla over 13 years of specialised expertise in strata law. Our dedication lies in providing tailored legal advice, specifically catering to the unique needs of strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers at the region. While we serve the strata community of Goulburn and its neighbouring areas, our roots and expertise span across NSW. Our commitment is unwavering: to deliver personalised service, ensuring direct communication and leveraging modern technology to keep our clients informed and satisfied throughout their journey with us.
Strata schemes, while offering a unique living and ownership experience, come with their own set of complexities. Unlike freestanding homes, strata complexes operate under distinct laws. The essence of strata lies in the coexistence of multiple owners within a shared space.
This necessitates the establishment of rules, regulations, and by-laws to ensure harmony and smooth operation within the strata complex.
Given the diverse personalities and interests of owners, disputes are inevitable. This is where the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes invaluable, both in preventing and addressing legal issues that arise.
Key legislations governing strata schemes in NSW include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This act regulates the residential building industry and specific specialist work in NSW.
- The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: It details the ownership system within a Strata Scheme, including the subdivision of lots, registration of strata plans, and management of common property.
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupiers. It encompasses areas like financial management, maintenance, insurance, and provides a structured dispute resolution process.
At Contracts Specialist, we provide comprehensive strata legal services tailored to the unique needs of Goulburn and its surrounding areas. Our expertise spans a wide range of strata matters, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible advice and representation.
Recovery of Levies
In the initial years following the registration of a strata plan, the Owners Corporation may encounter building defects such as water ingress, settlement issues, cracks, and peeling. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings, enforcing statutory warranties to recoup the costs of rectifying these defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our seasoned strata lawyers possess deep knowledge in all facets of strata law. We offer:
- Precise legal advice tailored to your strata concerns.
- Enforcement of your rights through adjudication, courts, and tribunals.
- Expert negotiation for settlements.
- Comprehensive preparation of legal documentation.
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Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With over 13 years dedicated to the intricacies of construction law, John stands as a beacon of expertise in the realm of strata disputes.
His journey in construction law is both diverse and impressive. John has donned the role of legal counsel for a renowned Dow 30 construction company and has also showcased his legal acumen as a Government Solicitor. His leadership qualities shone bright as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to found Small Builders Building Software.
John’s proficiency isn’t just limited to one facet of construction law. He’s adept at drafting and reviewing a myriad of construction contracts, inclusive of strata by-laws. With a comprehensive understanding of construction law across all Australian states, John is well-equipped to elucidate common legal challenges in strata management and disputes.
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Secure Your Goulburn Strata Interests: Chart Your Path Forward
Navigating strata disputes at Goulburn and its neighbouring suburbs of Kilmore, Wallan, Wandong, Echuca, and Benalla demands a seasoned hand. Our firm stands ready to support strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and lot title owners with unparalleled legal expertise. Begin your journey with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out now and explore how we can champion your cause.