About Our Law Firm
Welcome to our esteemed law firm serving Queanbeyan and its surrounding suburbs, including Jerrabomberra, Karabar, Crestwood, Bungendore, and Queanbeyan East. With over 13 years of specialised experience in strata law, we are your trusted partner in navigating strata-related matters.
Our unwavering commitment is to provide tailored legal counsel exclusively to strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in this region. While our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is not physically located here, our expertise and services are dedicated to the unique needs of strata stakeholders for Queanbeyan and its neighbouring areas.
John Dela Cruz, our seasoned construction lawyer, brings a wealth of experience in resolving strata challenges. When you choose our firm, you benefit from personalised service, direct access to our principal attorney, and the use of cutting-edge technology to keep you informed throughout your case. Our impressive 4.9-star rating and glowing client testimonials on our Google Business page reflect our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction.
Strata schemes are intricate ecosystems that require careful legal oversight to ensure harmonious living. Unlike freestanding homes, strata complexes involve multiple owners, each with unique personalities and interests, sharing a communal space. It’s essential to establish and enforce rules, by-laws, and regulations to maintain smooth operations within the strata complex.
A strata lawyer plays a pivotal role in preventing and managing legal issues that can arise within these schemes. They specialise in strata law, offering guidance to ensure compliance and harmony.
Key legislations that govern strata schemes for Queanbeyan and its neighbouring areas include:
The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This law regulates the residential building industry and specific specialist work in NSW.
The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This legislation defines the ownership system within a strata scheme, granting individuals exclusive ownership of their ‘lot’ while specifying rights over common property. It covers aspects like lot subdivision, strata plan registration, common property management, leasing, transfers, and acquisition.
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and occupiers within the strata scheme. It includes procedures for Owners Corporation meetings, executive committee appointments, financial management, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and dispute resolution.
Our expert strata lawyer is well-versed in these legislations and is here to guide you through any strata-related legal matters you may encounter Queanbeyan and its surrounding suburbs.
When it comes to strata matters from Queanbeyan and its surrounding suburbs, our comprehensive suite of services covers everything you need. Our experienced strata lawyers are here to provide tailored legal support, ensuring the smooth operation of your strata scheme. Here’s an overview of the key areas we specialise in:
Recovery of Levies
Struggling with recovering unpaid levies from strata title lot owners? We’ve got you covered. Based on the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation is entitled to pursue unpaid contributions, including interest and reasonable enforcement costs, as stipulated by the Act.
In the initial years following the registration of a strata plan and the sale of lots to the public by developers, defects in buildings can be a significant concern. These issues may include water ingress, cracks, peeling, settlement, and more. Under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), the Owners Corporation has the authority to initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties and recover the expenses involved in rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our strata lawyers possess extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of strata law.
We offer a range of services, including:
- Providing expert legal advice tailored to your specific strata issues.
- Assisting in the enforcement of your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal proceedings.
- Skillfully negotiating settlements on your behalf.
- Preparing essential legal documentation to support your case.
Count on us to be your trusted legal partner for Queanbeyan and its neighbouring areas, delivering practical solutions and expert guidance for all your strata-related needs.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Investing in property is a significant commitment, and navigating the complexities of strata law can be daunting. Our expertise allows us to guide you toward informed decisions, effective policies, efficient dispute resolution, and, ultimately, substantial time and money savings. By having an expert review and advise you on your strata matters, you can rest assured that you’re making the best legal choices available.
At the core of our service is direct access to our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz, with over 13 years of experience in strata and strata dispute resolution. Working closely with an expert in the field ensures that your concerns are heard, your questions are answered, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
Allow us to introduce you to the driving force behind our strata law expertise, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With more than 13 years of dedicated experience in construction law, John is the seasoned expert you need when it comes to handling strata disputes for Queanbeyan and the surrounding suburbs.
John’s professional journey in construction law has been nothing short of remarkable. His background includes serving as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction company, as well as fulfilling the role of a Government Solicitor. John’s commitment to the industry led him to become the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and even founding Small Builders Building Software.
His expansive knowledge of construction law encompasses drafting and reviewing various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. John’s expertise extends across every Australian state, providing him with a deep understanding of the unique legal challenges involved in strata management and dispute resolution.
When you entrust your strata matters to John Dela Cruz, you’re benefiting from the wealth of experience and knowledge he brings to the table, ensuring your strata issues are handled with precision and expertise.
Get Legal Advice
Navigating the intricacies of strata law, particularly concerning construction contracts and levy payments, can be a complex endeavour. At our firm, we specialise in providing expert legal advice to guide you through these complexities.
As dedicated strata specialist lawyers serving Queanbeyan and its neighbouring suburbs, we extend our counsel to a wide spectrum of clients, including:
- Owners of strata title lots
- Strata corporations
- Executive committees
- Strata managers
Whether you’re an individual owner seeking clarity or a strata corporation dealing with multifaceted legal challenges, our experienced team is here to advise and represent your interests. Count on us for tailored legal guidance that ensures your strata matters are handled with precision and expertise, ultimately leading to the best possible outcomes.
Safeguard Your Construction Projects for Queanbeyan: Get Started
Ensuring smooth strata operations for Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Karabar, Crestwood, Bungendore, and Queanbeyan East demands experienced guidance. Our law firm is dedicated to assisting strata owners, managers, and service providers in these areas. Begin your journey by booking a free 15-minute consultation. Reach out today to explore how we can support you.