NSW 2009, Australia

100 Harris St, Pyrmont

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Strata Lawyer Sydney

Navigating strata matters in Sydney and its vibrant suburbs like Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, and Redfern? We're here to assist. From maintenance and remedial work to handling defective works, we're your trusted partner in resolving all strata disputes.

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.

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Strata Schemes

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.

Our Services

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.

Recovery of Levies

It’s not uncommon for Owners Corporations to encounter challenges in recovering levies from strata title lot owners. The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) ensures that Owners Corporations are empowered to recover any unpaid contributions. This includes the ability to claim interest and reasonable enforcement costs.

Defect Claims

The early years following the registration of a strata plan can be rife with challenges, especially when developers sell lots to the public. It’s during this period that the Owners Corporation may encounter building defects—water ingress, cracks, peeling paint, and even settlement issues. Leveraging the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties and recover the costs of addressing these defects.

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

Benefits of Our Services

Strata is more than just a legal domain; it’s an intricate ecosystem with its unique dynamics, laws, and precedents. Navigating this landscape requires a deep understanding, and that’s precisely where our expertise shines, ensuring you reap the benefits of informed decisions, streamlined processes, and swift dispute resolutions.

Time and Money Savings

An expert’s insight can be invaluable. By seeking our guidance, you’re not just getting advice; you’re availing a roadmap that can save you both time and money. We help you understand and choose the most efficient legal pathways tailored to your unique situation.

Ensuring Satisfaction

Our service is personal. When you partner with us, you collaborate directly with our principal lawyer, a seasoned expert in strata and dispute resolution with over 13 years of dedicated experience. This direct approach ensures that your concerns are addressed with the utmost precision and understanding.

Successful Outcomes

Success is not just about resolving an issue; it’s about achieving an outcome that stands the test of time. Our track record speaks for itself, showcasing a consistent streak of successful resolutions and a clientele that leaves our doors satisfied.

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.

Get Legal Advice

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.

Secure Your Strata Interests in Sydney: Your First Move

Navigating strata disputes in Sydney and the buzzing suburbs of Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, and Redfern demands unparalleled expertise. Committed to backing strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and lot title owners, we’re here to offer unrivalled legal advice and representation. Initiate your journey with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out now and explore how we can be of service.

Contact Information

Navigating strata matters for Sydney, Surry Hills, Waterloo-Zetland, Glebe, Pyrmont, Redfern, and the surrounding areas? We’re here to help. To schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation or to seek further information about our construction strata services, reach out through:

Phone: 02 8096 8576
Email: john@contractsspecialist.com.au

Whether you have inquiries or are looking to book a consultation, we urge you to get in touch. Proudly serving the heart of Sydney and its vibrant suburbs, we’re dedicated to addressing your legal needs in these regions.

You can be confident that you are getting
the right legal advice.

Contracts Specialist is a Sydney-based construction law firm that deals with Building Disputes, Construction Contracts, Debt Recovery, and Security of Payment. With Contracts Specialist, you are ensured that you are in good hands.

Working hours

   • 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
   • Phone until 18:00 hrs
   • Friday - 8:00-18:00

Our Address Location

   • 100 Harris St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia
   • You can contact us 24/7 for urgent matters
   • Email: john@contractsspecialist.com.au

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