About Our Law Firm
For Wagga Wagga and the surrounding suburbs of Central Wagga Wagga, Kooringal and Lake Albert, our law firm stands as a beacon of expertise in strata law. With over 13 years of specialised experience, we’ve been serving strata owners, strata managers, and strata service providers in this vibrant community.
Our principal attorney, John Dela Cruz, is renowned for his proficiency in construction law and has consistently delivered exceptional results in the field. Although we’re not physically located in Wagga Wagga, our commitment to providing tailored legal advice remains unwavering. We understand the unique requirements of strata stakeholders in Wagga Wagga and its neighbouring suburbs, ensuring that our legal guidance is both relevant and effective.
When you choose our firm, you gain access to a team of dedicated legal experts who prioritise direct communication with the principal. We leverage modern technology to keep you informed throughout your case, ensuring transparency every step of the way. Our 4.9-star rating and positive client testimonials on our Google Business page are a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional service and client satisfaction.
Strata schemes, whether from Wagga Wagga, Central Wagga Wagga, Kooringal, or Lake Albert, require a deep understanding of the intricate legal landscape that governs them. At the heart of strata law lies the need to efficiently manage and resolve the legal issues that can emerge within these shared spaces.
In strata complexes, distinct laws apply compared to freestanding homes, making them uniquely complex. These schemes bring together diverse personalities and property owners, each with their set of rights and responsibilities. To ensure the smooth operation of strata complexes, strict adherence to rules, regulations, and by-laws is paramount.
However, the nature of shared living often leads to issues and disputes. This is where our specialised strata lawyers come into play. They possess the expertise needed to both prevent and navigate legal challenges within strata schemes.
Key legislations that apply to strata schemes include:
- The Home Building Act 1989 (NSW): This law serves as the regulatory framework for the residential building industry in New South Wales, encompassing various specialised work.
- The Strata Schemes (Freehold Development) Act: This act defines the intricacies of ownership within a strata scheme. It delineates the rights and responsibilities of individuals who hold exclusive ownership of specific parts of a building (known as their ‘lot’) and their rights concerning common property. It also addresses matters like subdivision, strata plan registration, leasing, transfer, and acquisition of common property.
- The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015: This legislation outlines the rights and duties of the Owners Corporation, as well as individual owners and occupiers within a strata scheme. It covers a broad spectrum, from conducting meetings and appointing executive committees to financial management, maintenance, insurance requirements, and dispute resolution processes.
Navigating these legal frameworks and managing strata schemes effectively demands a deep understanding of strata law. Our team is here to provide guidance, ensuring that strata owners, managers, and service providers for Wagga Wagga and its surrounding suburbs have access to expert advice and support for their unique needs.
Recovery of Levies
In the initial years after the registration of a strata plan and the sale of lots by developers, defect issues often arise within the building. We specialise in addressing these complex challenges.
Governed by the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), Owners Corporations can initiate proceedings to enforce statutory warranties, seeking compensation for rectifying defective work. Whether it’s water ingress, cracks, peeling, or settlement, our team is equipped to navigate these legal intricacies, ensuring your rights are upheld.
Legal Advice and Practical Solutions
Our seasoned strata lawyers bring their deep knowledge of strata law to the table, offering a range of services to meet your specific needs.
- Right Legal Advice: We provide precise legal counsel tailored to your strata issues.
- Enforcement Support: Whether through adjudication, court, or tribunal, we’re with you every step of the way to enforce your rights.
- Negotiation: We excel in negotiations, striving for amicable settlements whenever possible.
- Legal Documentation: Our expertise extends to preparing meticulous legal documentation to support your strata-related endeavours.
With a team of experienced professionals, we are your partners in navigating the complex terrain of strata law, ensuring that your rights and interests are safeguarded.
Benefits of Our Services
Time and Money Savings
Your satisfaction is our priority, and it starts with direct access to our principal lawyer, John Dela Cruz.
With over 13 years of expertise in strata and strata dispute resolution, John Dela Cruz is a trusted partner throughout your legal journey. This direct collaboration ensures that your concerns are understood and addressed promptly, delivering a level of satisfaction that goes beyond just legal support.
Our track record speaks for itself — our law firm consistently achieves successful outcomes, leaving our clients satisfied.
When you choose our services, you’re choosing a team that is dedicated to delivering results. Our commitment to excellence, coupled with our deep understanding of strata law, ensures that your legal matters are handled with skill and precision, leading to successful resolutions that meet your objectives.
Meet Our Strata Dispute Lawyer
At Contracts Specialist, we are proud to introduce you to our Principal Lawyer, John Dela Cruz, a distinguished expert in construction law with over 13 years of dedicated experience in handling complex strata disputes.
John brings to the table a wealth of knowledge in construction law, honed through a diverse career path. He has served as legal counsel for a prominent Dow 30 construction company, gaining valuable insights into the intricacies of the industry. His tenure as a Government Solicitor further enriched his legal acumen.
John’s commitment to the construction field extends beyond legal practice. He has held the prestigious position of Divisional President at the Master Builders Association (NSW), underscoring his industry leadership. Notably, he has also founded Small Builders Building Software, demonstrating his innovative approach to addressing construction challenges.
Comprehensive Construction Law Expertise
John’s expertise in construction law spans across all aspects of the field, including the drafting and review of various construction contracts, including strata by-laws. His profound understanding of construction law applies to every Australian state, making him a go-to resource for addressing common legal issues related to strata management and disputes.
When you choose John Dela Cruz as your Strata Dispute Lawyer, you’re partnering with a seasoned professional who is not only deeply knowledgeable but also dedicated to providing tailored legal solutions to your strata-related challenges for Wagga Wagga and its neighbouring suburbs.
Get Legal Advice
In the intricate world of strata law, where disputes and legal intricacies abound, seeking expert guidance is paramount. As strata specialist lawyers serving Wagga Wagga and the surrounding suburbs, we stand ready to provide the precise legal advice you need.
Strata disputes often revolve around construction contracts, levy payments, and various intricate legal matters. With our specialised knowledge and extensive experience, we are equipped to advise and represent a diverse clientele:
- Owners of strata title lots
- Strata corporations
- Executive committees
- Strata managers
Your Trusted Advisors
When you engage our services, you’re not just getting legal advice; you’re gaining a trusted partner committed to safeguarding your strata-related interests. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of strata management or facing disputes, our expert guidance ensures that you’re equipped with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions and pursue successful outcomes.