About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we pride ourselves on offering over 13 years of specialised expertise as strata lawyers to the residents of Raymond Terrace and its surrounding suburbs, including East Seaham, Heatherbrae, Millers Forest, Nelsons Plains, and Williamtown. While we may not be physically located in Raymond Terrace, our commitment to providing tailored legal advice to strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers at the area is unwavering. Our approach is rooted in understanding the unique needs of the strata community in NSW. Choosing us means partnering with a dedicated team, committed to personalised service and achieving the best outcomes for our clients.
Strata schemes at Raymond Terrace and its surrounding areas 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 crucial to have clear rules, regulations, and by-laws to ensure harmony within the complex. Naturally, disputes can arise in such settings. This is where the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes invaluable. Key legislations guiding strata schemes include the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), which oversees the residential building sector, and the Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act and Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, which detail ownership rights, responsibilities, and dispute resolution within strata schemes.
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, cracking, peeling, and settlement issues. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties, aiming to recover the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our strata lawyers, with their vast experience in strata law, offer:
- Precise legal advice tailored to your strata concerns.
- Enforcement of rights through adjudication, courts, and tribunals.
- Expertise in negotiating settlements.
- Preparation of essential legal documentation.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, we’re proud to introduce our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a seasoned expert in construction law with over 13 years of hands-on experience in strata disputes. John’s illustrious career includes roles as legal counsel for a top-tier Dow 30 construction firm and as a Government Solicitor. He has also held the esteemed position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW) and is the visionary behind Small Builders Building Software. John’s prowess extends to drafting and reviewing a myriad of construction contracts, including strata by-laws. His profound understanding of construction law across Australia ensures that clients receive clear insights into strata management and dispute resolutions.