About Our Law Firm
Strata schemes, especially in bustling areas like Northern Beaches and its surrounding suburbs, present unique challenges. Unlike freestanding homes, strata complexes operate under distinct laws, making them inherently intricate. With multiple owners, each bringing their individual personalities into a shared space, it’s imperative to have clear rules, regulations, and by-laws. These guidelines ensure harmony and smooth operations within the strata complex.
However, with such a diverse mix, disputes are almost inevitable. This is where the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes invaluable. They not only assist in preventing potential legal issues but also adeptly manage any that arise.
Key legislations governing strata schemes include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This act oversees the residential building sector and specific specialist tasks in NSW.
- The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: It delineates the ownership system within a Strata Scheme, detailing lot subdivisions, strata plan registrations, and common property management.
- The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the rights and duties of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupants. It encompasses financial management, maintenance, insurance, and a structured dispute resolution process
In the vibrant Northern Beaches and its surrounding suburbs, strata matters can be multifaceted. Our services encompass a wide range of strata issues, from contract formulation to the enforcement of legal rights.
Recovery of Levies
A common challenge for many Owners Corporations is the recovery of levies from strata title lot owners. As per the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation holds the right to reclaim any unpaid contributions. This recovery can include interest and the reasonable enforcement costs.
Post the registration of a strata plan and the subsequent sale of lots by a developer, the Owners Corporation often encounters building defects. Issues can range from water ingress and cracking to peeling and settlement. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings, leveraging statutory warranties to recoup the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our strata lawyers, with their vast experience, offer comprehensive insights into strata law. We provide precise legal advice, enforce rights through adjudication, courts, or tribunals, negotiate settlements, and meticulously prepare all necessary legal documentation.
Benefits of Our Services
In the dynamic landscape of Northern Beaches’ strata, our services stand out, offering unparalleled benefits tailored to the unique needs of strata owners, managers, and service providers
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a luminary in the realm of construction law with an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years, specialising in strata disputes.
John’s journey in construction law is both diverse and distinguished. He has donned the hat of a legal counsel for a renowned Dow 30 construction entity and has showcased his expertise as a Government Solicitor. His leadership skills shone brightly during his tenure as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, his innovative spirit led to the inception of Small Builders Building Software.
His prowess extends to drafting and meticulous review of various construction contracts, inclusive of strata by-laws. With a comprehensive understanding of construction law across all Australian states, John adeptly elucidates common legal intricacies related to strata management and disputes. When you engage with a Contracts Specialist, you’re not just hiring a lawyer; you’re partnering with a legacy of expertise and dedication.
Get Legal Advice
Strata disputes, with their intricate layers and nuances, often demand a seasoned expert’s perspective, especially when delving into the realms of construction contracts and levy payments. In the bustling Northern Beaches and its surrounding suburbs, the landscape of strata is ever-evolving, making expert guidance indispensable. As specialist strata lawyers, we are adept at navigating this complex terrain. Our clientele encompasses a diverse range: from individual owners of strata title lots to expansive strata corporations. We also extend our expertise to executive committees and strata managers, ensuring that every stakeholder in the strata ecosystem receives comprehensive legal advice. With our guidance, you’re not just getting advice; you’re arming yourself with knowledge, clarity, and a strategic edge to make informed decisions in the world of strata.
Safeguard Your Strata Interests for Northern Beaches: Your Next Move Awaits
Navigating strata disputes for Northern Beaches, Dee Why, Avalon Beach – Clareville, and surrounding areas demands unparalleled expertise. We stand by strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and lot title owners in these regions, offering top-tier legal advice and representation. Initiate your journey with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out now and explore how we can champion your cause.