About Our Law Firm
At Contracts Specialist, we extend over 13 years of specialised strata law expertise to the residents of Taree and its surrounding suburbs, including Wingham, Bobin, Bohnock, Brinawa, Burrell Creek, Cedar Party, and Coopernook. Our unwavering commitment to tailored legal advice ensures we cater to the distinct needs of strata owners, managers, and service providers in the region. Led by our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, a renowned specialist in construction law, our firm promises personalised service, direct principal communication, and cutting-edge technology to keep clients abreast. Our stellar 4.9-star Google Business rating underscores our dedication to client excellence.
Strata schemes introduce a unique living arrangement, blending individual ownership with shared spaces. Unlike freestanding homes, strata complexes are governed by specific laws, making them inherently intricate. Within these schemes, diverse individuals cohabit, each bringing their distinct personalities to the shared environment. To ensure harmony and smooth operation, strict by-laws, rules, and regulations are in place.
However, with multiple stakeholders, disputes are inevitable. This is where the expertise of a strata lawyer becomes invaluable, adeptly preventing and managing any legal issues that surface.
Key legislations guiding strata schemes in NSW include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This act oversees the residential building sector and specific specialist tasks in NSW.
- Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This legislation delineates the ownership system within a Strata Scheme, offering individuals exclusive ownership of a building segment (their ‘lot’) and certain rights over shared areas.
Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This act outlines the duties and rights of the Owners Corporation, individual owners, and residents within the Strata Scheme. It encompasses procedures for Owners Corporation meetings, executive committee roles, financial management, maintenance, insurance, and dispute resolution.
Recovery of Levies
Owners Corporations often face challenges in recovering levies from strata title lot owners. As per the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation holds the right to recover any outstanding contributions, along with interest and reasonable enforcement costs.
Post the registration of a strata plan and subsequent lot sales by the developer, the Owners Corporation may encounter building defects, ranging from water ingress to settlement issues. The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) empowers the Owners Corporation to initiate proceedings, enforcing statutory warranties to recoup the costs of rectifying such defects.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our seasoned strata lawyers are well-versed in all facets of strata law. We provide:
- Accurate legal advice tailored to your strata concerns.
- Enforcement of your rights via adjudication, courts, or tribunals.
- Skilled negotiation for settlements.
- Meticulous preparation of legal documents.
Benefits of Our Services
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Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At the heart of Contracts Specialist is our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished figure in the realm of construction law with an impressive tenure exceeding 13 years, specialising in strata disputes.
John’s journey in construction law is both vast and varied. He has donned the role of legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction entity and has showcased his expertise as a Government Solicitor. His leadership skills shone brightly during his tenure as the Divisional President of the Master Builders Association (NSW). Furthermore, his entrepreneurial spirit led to the inception of Small Builders Building Software.
His prowess isn’t just limited to leadership and entrepreneurship. John’s proficiency encompasses drafting and scrutinising a myriad of construction contracts, inclusive of strata by-laws. With a comprehensive understanding of construction law across all Australian states, John is adept at elucidating common legal intricacies related to strata management and disputes.
Get Legal Advice
Strata disputes, with their intricate nature, often demand a nuanced understanding, particularly when delving into construction contracts and levy payments. At Contracts Specialist, we stand as a beacon of expertise in this domain. As dedicated strata specialist lawyers, our mission is to provide clear, actionable advice tailored to the unique challenges of strata law.
Our clientele is diverse, encompassing owners of strata title lots, proactive strata corporations, diligent executive committees, and adept strata managers. Each client, irrespective of their role in the strata ecosystem, receives our undivided attention and expertise. If you’re navigating the complexities of strata disputes for Taree and its surrounding regions, allow us to guide you with precision, ensuring your interests are safeguarded and your concerns addressed with utmost professionalism.
Safeguard Your Strata Interests for Taree: Embark on Your Legal Journey
Navigating strata disputes for Taree and its neighbouring areas like Wingham, Bobin, Bohnock, Brinawa, Burrell Creek, Cedar Party, and Coopernook demands a seasoned hand. We’re unwavering in our commitment to support strata owners, managers, service providers, executive committees, and lot title owners with top-tier legal advice and representation. Begin with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. Reach out now and explore how we can champion your cause.