About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we offer the residents of Tamworth and its surrounding suburbs—Calala (urban), Hillvue, North Tamworth, South Tamworth, Tamworth CBD – East Tamworth—over 13 years of specialised expertise in strata law. While we are not located in Tamworth, we are committed to providing tailored legal advice exclusively to strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in this region.
Our firm is led by seasoned construction lawyer John Dela Cruz, who has a proven track record in the field. Choosing us means gaining access to a dedicated team of legal experts committed to personalised service and direct communication. Our exceptional 4.9-star Google Business rating attests to our unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.
Strata schemes for Tamworth and its surrounding suburbs can be complex landscapes to navigate. Unlike freestanding homes, strata complexes are governed by a unique set of laws and regulations. These schemes involve multiple owners with diverse personalities co-existing in shared spaces, making it essential to have well-defined rules, by-laws, and regulations for smooth operation.
Issues and disputes are bound to arise in such settings. Specialised strata lawyers can efficiently prevent and manage these legal challenges. Key legislations that apply to strata schemes for Tamworth include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): Governs residential building and specialist work.
- Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: Details ownership within a Strata Scheme, including lot subdivision and common property management.
- Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: Outlines the rights and responsibilities of the Owners Corporation and individual owners, covering financial management, maintenance, insurance, and dispute resolution.
Recovery of Levies
In the initial years following the registration of a strata plan, the Owners Corporation may encounter various building defects like water ingress, cracks, and settlement issues. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties and recover the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our strata lawyers are well-versed in all facets of strata law. We provide:
- Accurate legal advice tailored to your strata issue
- Assistance in enforcing your rights through adjudication, court, or tribunal
- Skilled negotiation for settlements
- Preparation of all necessary legal documentation
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, brings over 13 years of specialised experience in handling strata disputes to residents of Tamworth and its surrounding suburbs. John’s background is rich and diverse; he has served as legal counsel for a Dow 30 construction company, worked as a Government Solicitor, and even founded Small Builders Building Software.
His expertise extends to drafting and reviewing a wide range of construction contracts, including strata by-laws. With a comprehensive understanding of construction law across all Australian states, John is well-equipped to address common legal issues in strata management and disputes.