About Our Law Firm
With over 13 years of specialised experience in strata matters, we are dedicated to delivering tailored legal solutions. While our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is not based in Kempsey, our expertise extends to this vibrant community.
Our commitment to personalised service and direct communication sets us apart. We leverage modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our 4.9-star rating and glowing client testimonials reflect our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
Strata schemes for Kempsey and its surrounding suburbs, including West Kempsey, Greenhill, South West Rocks, Jerseyville, Aldavilla, Euroka, Yarravel, Frederickton, and District, come with unique complexities. These communal living arrangements involve multiple owners with diverse personalities, necessitating the enforcement of rules and by-laws to ensure harmony.
A strata lawyer plays a pivotal role in preventing and managing legal issues within these schemes. Our expertise extends to the important legislations governing strata schemes:
Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This legislation regulates residential building and specialist work in NSW.
Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: It outlines ownership systems within a Strata Scheme, defining individual lot ownership and rights over common property. It also governs subdivision, strata plan registration, leasing, transfers, and acquisitions.
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 meetings, executive committee roles, financial management, maintenance, insurance, and dispute resolution processes.
Count on us for expert guidance in navigating the intricacies of strata schemes, ensuring a smooth and harmonious living environment for all stakeholders.
Recovery of Levies
In the early years after the registration of a strata plan, defects in the building can become issues for the Owners Corporation. These defects may include water ingress, cracks, peeling, settlement, and more. Based on the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties and recover the costs of rectifying defective work.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our experienced strata lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of strata law. At our building and construction law firm, we provide:
- Precise legal advice tailored to your strata concerns.
- Assistance in enforcing your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal processes.
- Skillful negotiation of settlements to resolve disputes amicably.
- Preparation of all necessary legal documentation to support your strata-related needs.
Count on us for expert guidance and practical solutions to your strata challenges.
Benefits of Our Services
We recognize that property investments are significant decisions. Strata, as a complex legal domain with unique dynamics, laws, and cases, demands seasoned guidance. Our expertise allows us to offer you invaluable benefits:
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
Allow us to introduce our esteemed Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, your trusted partner in resolving strata disputes. With over 13 years of experience in construction law, John brings a wealth of expertise to the table.
John’s impressive background includes serving as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company and as a Government Solicitor. His contributions to the industry extend to his role as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and the founding of Small Builders Building Software.
His profound knowledge of construction law encompasses all Australian states, enabling him to adeptly draft and review various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. John’s dedication to understanding and addressing common legal issues within strata management and disputes makes him an invaluable asset to our clients.
Get Legal Advice
Navigating strata disputes, particularly concerning construction contracts and levy payments, demands expert guidance. As strata specialist lawyers, we provide comprehensive advice and representation to a diverse range of clients, including strata title lot owners, strata corporations, executive committees, and strata managers. Don’t hesitate to seek our expert legal counsel for your strata-related concerns.