About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we extend our seasoned expertise as strata lawyers to the residents of Kiama and the serene surrounding suburbs of Kiama Downs, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Heights, and Minnamurra. With over 13 years of specialised experience, we are staunchly committed to delivering tailored legal advice to strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers for this region.
Our firm’s ethos is rooted in understanding the unique needs of the strata community in NSW, ensuring a personalised service that resonates with the local nuances. Although not located in Kiama, our legal acumen transcends geographical bounds, providing you with direct communication and modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our unwavering dedication is mirrored in the exceptional ratings and positive feedback we’ve garnered over the years.
Strata schemes for Kiama and its neighbouring suburbs like Kiama Downs, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Heights, and Minnamurra, present a unique blend of communal living and individual ownership. However, the co-existence in shared spaces, governed by a set of rules, regulations, and by-laws, often leads to inevitable disputes and legal challenges. This is where the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes indispensable.
Key legislations shaping the strata landscape include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), regulating the residential building industry and certain specialist work in NSW.
- The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act, delineating the ownership system within a Strata Scheme, detailing the subdivision of lots, registration of strata plans, and the management of common property.
- The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, outlining the rights, responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupiers, covering crucial areas like financial management, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and dispute resolution.
These legislations underscore the complexity of strata schemes, highlighting the necessity for tailored legal guidance to navigate through the intricacies and ensure a harmonious strata community.
Recovery of Levies
Post the registration of a strata plan and subsequent sale of lots by the developer, the Owners Corporation often encounters building defects such as water ingress, cracks, and settlement issues. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings, enforcing statutory warranties to recoup the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our adept strata lawyers, well-versed in strata law intricacies, offer:
- Tailored legal advice addressing your specific strata concerns.
- Enforcement of rights through adjudication, courts, and tribunals.
- Expertise in negotiating settlements.
- Preparation of precise legal documentation.
Benefits of Our Services
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Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, embodies a rich legacy of over 13 years in resolving strata disputes. With a diverse background, including serving as a legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company, a Government Solicitor, and a Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW), John brings a wealth of knowledge to strata law. His extensive experience spans drafting and reviewing construction contracts, including strata by-laws, ensuring a well-rounded approach to addressing strata management and disputes at Kiama and its surrounding suburbs.
Get Legal Advice
Strata disputes, often entangled in complexities, necessitate expert legal counsel, particularly concerning construction contracts and levy payments. As strata specialist lawyers, we extend our expertise to owners of strata title lots, strata corporations, executive committees, and strata managers in Kiama and the nearby suburbs, ensuring a well-informed and robust representation tailored to your unique circumstances.
Embark on a Secure Strata Journey: Your Next Step
Navigating strata disputes in Kiama and the surrounding suburbs of Kiama Downs, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Heights, and Minnamurra demands expertise and guidance. We are devoted to supporting strata stakeholders with adept legal advice and representation. Initiate your journey by scheduling a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out today to unveil how we can assist you.