About Our Law Firm
Nestled in the heart of Sydney, our law firm extends its expert legal services to the bustling suburbs of Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, and Redfern. Boasting over 13 years of specialised expertise as strata lawyers, we’re deeply committed to providing bespoke legal advice tailored for the unique needs of strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in NSW.
Our stellar reputation stems from our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction, which is evident in our exceptional 4.9-star rating on our Google Business page. Choosing us means partnering with a team that prioritises personalised service, ensures direct communication, and leverages modern technology to keep you updated throughout your case.
Strata schemes are unique and differ significantly from freestanding homes. With multiple owners from varied backgrounds sharing a space, strata complexes can often present complexities. To maintain harmony and smooth operations within these communities, stringent rules, regulations, and by-laws are put in place.
However, with such a diverse group of residents, disputes are bound to arise. This is where strata lawyers, like ourselves, step in—offering expert guidance and assistance to prevent and manage potential legal issues within strata schemes.
Diving deeper into the legislative landscape of strata schemes in NSW:
The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This act governs the residential building sector in NSW, extending its jurisdiction to certain specialist tasks within the state.
The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This legislation delineates the system of ownership within a Strata Scheme. It gives individuals exclusive rights over a part of a building, known as their ‘lot’, while also granting them certain rights over common property areas. The act further details the processes for lot subdivision, strata plan registration, and the leasing, transfer, or acquisition of common property.
The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the duties and rights of the Owners Corporation and the individual owners and residents within the Strata Scheme. It encompasses procedures for Owners Corporation meetings, executive committee appointments and roles, financial management, essential areas like maintenance and repairs, insurance mandates, and a structured dispute resolution process.
Navigating the intricacies of strata can be daunting. That’s why we offer comprehensive services, providing guidance on everything from maintenance and remedial work to defective works and contract preparation, ensuring your legal rights are always upheld.
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Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Expertise matters, especially in the domain of strata law. Our strata lawyers, equipped with profound knowledge and experience, stand ready to:
- Offer precise legal counsel tailored to your strata concerns
- Enforce your rights, whether through adjudication, courts, or tribunals
- Facilitate negotiations for settlements
- Draft and prepare essential legal documentation
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Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz. With an illustrious career spanning over 13 years, John stands as a beacon of expertise in the realm of construction law, particularly strata disputes.
But John’s journey isn’t just measured in years; it’s enriched with diverse roles. From serving as a legal counsel for a top-tier Dow 30 construction firm and wearing the hat of a Government Solicitor, to leading as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW) and founding the innovative Small Builders Building Software, his experiences are both vast and varied.
This extensive background enables John to navigate the intricate nuances of construction contracts with ease, including the drafting and reviewing of strata by-laws. His deep understanding of construction law across all Australian states ensures that he’s well-equipped to elucidate and address common strata management issues and disputes.
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Strata disputes present a myriad of complexities, weaving through the intricacies of construction contracts, levy payments, and more. It’s a landscape where expert advice isn’t just beneficial—it’s crucial. As specialist strata lawyers, we stand ready to guide and represent a diverse clientele. Whether you’re an owner of a strata title lot, a part of a strata corporation, serving on an executive committee, or managing strata, our expertise is tailored to address your unique challenges and concerns. Equip yourself with knowledge and legal support that’s both comprehensive and strategic, ensuring that you’re always a step ahead in the realm of strata disputes.