Specialist Strata Lawyers for Owners Corporations in NSW

  • Owners Corporation Governance & Management

  • Building Defects and Construction Disputes

  • Strata Scheme Establishment & Development

  • Strata Dispute Resolution & Litigation

  • By-Law Drafting, Reviews & Enforcement

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Our Strata Lawyers Can Help:

Owners Corporations

Empowering owners corporations with legal guidance on governance, compliance, and dispute resolution to enhance community living & property management.

Strata Committees

Supporting strata committees with expert legal advice on day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, and effective dispute handling to ensure smooth community governance.

Strata Managers

Assisting strata managers with tailored legal solutions for contract management, compliance, and dispute resolution to optimise property oversight & reduce risks.

Property Developers

Guiding developers through the complexities of strata scheme establishment, compliance with development laws, and the creation of viable, legally sound communities.

Strata Management

Providing comprehensive legal support to strata management companies for enhanced service delivery, regulatory adherence, and efficient dispute resolution.

About Strata Law & Owners Corporations in New South Wales

In NSW, strata law specifically governs the unique aspects of strata living, central to which is the operation of Owners Corporations within a strata-titled building. The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) underpins this governance, focusing on the Owners Corporation’s obligations in managing the shared spaces and facilities in residential strata complexes, predominantly in areas like the Sydney CBD and broader metropolitan regions.

Owners Corporations in New South Wales play a pivotal role in the strata and community title law landscape, ensuring the maintenance of property standards and compliance with relevant by-laws. These by-laws cover everything from the behaviour of strata owners and occupiers to the aesthetic aspects of individual lots. When disputes arise, whether related to maintenance under section 106 of the Strata Schemes or other issues, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal often becomes a necessary venue for litigation and dispute resolution.

Rated 5-Star By Our Clients

Jye Hall
Anita Bradley has been an absolute dream to deal with. Anita's conveyancing skills and knowledge knows absolutely no boundaries along with her effective communication skills which has made selling and buying a completely stress free exchange for us. We recommend PBL Law to everyone looking for outstanding service. We will definitely be returning clients.
Kushlan Aluwihare
PBL Law Group were fantastic. Anita from PBL worked with us closely during our property search and made the exchange and settlement process smooth and stress free. Highly recommended.
Gail Whitford
PBL handled my late mothers estate, they were very obliging and patient with any and all questions that we had, thank you to David , Sharon and the other staff that we dealt with, everyone was so easy to talk to and friendly .David came to the home where my Mother was living and helped her to get her will in order, Sharon helped us through the process of executing her wishes when the time came even doing a house call which was so much easier, thank you all so much
S M
I have experienced an excellent service from PBL (especially from Anita) during the sale of my recent property on Central Coast, and during the purchase of our current property in Sydney. Throughout many challengers, especially with the sale, Anita presented her very professional and knowledgeable conveyancer, positively solving all obstacles. "Above and Beyond" Award going to Anita!!! :-)
Amanda Reitzin
The five-star reviews are well-deserved. I needed a motion and a bylaw drawn up for urgent repairs of my strata unit and the AGM was in two weeks' time. My solicitor was friendly, efficient, knew what documents to ask for, and had all the paperwork prepared well within the timeframe. She also took the time to run through all the legalese and the different possible scenarios with me to make sure I understood. I am so glad to have found this firm and I will not hesitate to use their services again in future if the need arises.
Ricky Cooper
Anita is amazing! So attentive, approachable and communicates everything every step of the way. I have now bought and sold property with Anita and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Ron Thomsen
Our Commercial Property conveyancing was handled very professionally. Anita’s experience and responsiveness was an asset in this transaction.
Trace M
I am so grateful for Anita Bradley from PBL Law Group helped me with this property settlement, she has went above beyond to ensure I understand everything because of our deafness. I will recommended Anita or their team. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for us.
Tricia Wheatstone
For almost 18 months I have been a client of Alex Ilkin. Alex is very knowledgeable and professional and has consistently provided me with thorough, honest and well set out advice, including steering my case through appeal proceedings. He always worked for my best interests with integrity and compassion. I recommend Alex and his team at PBL.

We Are Here To Support You In Your Strata Law Matter

As specialist strata title lawyers, our firm is adept at navigating the complexities of building law and the specific challenges faced by Owners Corporations. We act for Owners Corporations across New South Wales, offering expertise that ranges from routine management to critical legal challenges. This includes general meetings of the Owners Corporation, advice on the collective rights of owners within the scheme, and strategic guidance during significant transitions or legal confrontations.

By focusing on the needs of Owners Corporations and strata managers, our strata lawyers can help streamline operations, enhance compliance, and safeguard the interests of all members involved in the strata scheme. This specialised approach ensures that we provide top-tier services to the strata community, backed by our membership in the Law Society and our deep commitment to the field of strata and community law.

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Owners Corporation Governance & Management

Our experienced strata lawyers in Sydney and NSW provide expert legal advice to owners corporations and strata schemes on governance and management matters. We can assist with:

  • Reviewing and updating by-laws
  • Preparing resolutions for annual general meetings (AGMs)
  • Advising on compliance with statutory requirements under NSW strata law.


Our specialist lawyers also negotiate and review caretaker agreements, strata management contracts, and attend AGMs as an advising legal representative or proxy.

Building Defects & Construction Disputes

Our strata lawyers have extensive experience in resolving building defect claims and construction disputes involving common property and individual lots in strata schemes. We advise on rights and obligations under the Home Building Act 1989, including statutory warranties for defective building work. We represent owners corporations in combustible cladding disputes, negotiate remedial building contracts, and handle litigation for major defects.

Our expertise covers expert determinations, arbitrations, NCAT proceedings, and insurance claims for home warranty and decennial liability coverage.

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Strata Scheme Establishment & Development

Whether you are a developer establishing a new strata scheme or an existing owners corporation looking to make changes, PBL Law Group can provide comprehensive legal guidance. Our services include:

  • Drafting strata plan applications
  • Drafting strata management statements
  • Creating new lots from common property areas


We also advise on:

  • Privacy implications
  • Common property licenses and leases
  • Subdivision or conversion of company share and stratum titles to strata schemes

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Disputes are common in the strata environment, and our lawyers are well-equipped to represent a wide range of clients in resolving these conflicts, including owners corporations, individual lot owners, and other stakeholders. We offer a comprehensive approach to dispute resolution, handling mediation, tribunal proceedings (NCAT), and litigation in local and state courts.

Our strata lawyers can assist you with various strata law matters, such as enforcing by-laws, water damage claims, challenges to committee decisions, plan amendments, disposal of common property, and debt recovery for unpaid levies. Our priority is to find cost-effective solutions while vigorously protecting your interests.

Contact PBL Law Group today to discuss your strata law needs with our experienced solicitors. We offer transparent, upfront pricing and are committed to providing practical, tailored legal advice for owners corporations in Sydney and across NSW.

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Advocacy and Law Reform

We play an active role in advocating for positive change in the strata industry and stronger consumer protections. Our principal lawyers are committed to driving meaningful reform by participating in ministerial panels, law reform committees, and governmental working groups focused on strata laws and building regulations.

We are passionate advocates for increased transparency, accountability and quality controls in the residential building sector. Our lawyers frequently provide commentary, insights and submissions on proposed legislative changes impacting owners corporations, strata managers, developers and residents of strata-titled communities.

PBL Law Group stays ahead of legislative developments and regulatory changes, ensuring our clients receive the most up-to-date legal advice on matters impacting strata schemes, management statements, by-laws, common property obligations, and strata-titled buildings. We also leverage our deep industry knowledge to educate consumers, providing insights through publications, newsletters, seminars and community legal events.

Specialist Strata Lawyers for Owners Corporations in NSW

Managing a strata property or owners corporation in Sydney comes with its own unique set of legal challenges. From building defects and construction disputes to governance issues and by-law enforcement, strata schemes require specialised legal expertise.

At PBL Law Group, our dedicated team of strata lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience advising owners corporations, strata managers, developers and lot owners across New South Wales. We are passionate advocates for owners’ rights and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

As a top-rated Sydney strata law firm, we understand the complexities involved in strata title properties, owners corporation governance, and compliance with the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015. Our lawyers provide end-to-end legal solutions tailored to your strata needs.

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What Makes PBL Law Group Different​

  • Prompt Communication

    Missed your first call? Expect a guaranteed callback from us. We ensure you’re always informed and connected.

  • Clear Understanding

    We offer clear advice in plain English. We give you straight talk without legal jargon. We are committed to making complex laws clear and easy to access for you.

  • Personalised Attention

    We listen closely to understand your unique circumstances. This ensures our legal advice fits your needs. Your peace of mind is our priority.

Why Choose PBL Law Group as Your Strata in NSW?

Expert Lawyers Sydney and NSW can Trust​

Raea Khan

Director Lawyer

Sharon Banning

Lawyer

Mark Lea

Consultant IEP Lawyer

Iain Mark

Special Counsel

Peggie Pantsos

Lawyer

David Prior

Lawyer

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Common NSW Strata Law Questions

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An owners corporation is a body that manages and maintains a strata scheme property, which includes shared areas or common property. The owners corporation is responsible for making decisions regarding the maintenance and management of the property on behalf of all lot owners.

If you are facing a dispute within your strata scheme or require assistance with building defects or by-laws, it is advisable to consult a strata lawyer who specializes in strata law. Legal advice is crucial to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are well-informed of your options.

PBL Law Group offers comprehensive strata law services in Sydney, including dispute resolution, tribunal representation, and guidance on NCAT matters. Our experienced solicitors provide tailored legal advice to help you navigate complex strata management issues effectively.

Building defects that fall within the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) may be subject to litigation in the context of strata law in NSW. PBL Law Group can assist with insurance claims related to defective workmanship and provide guidance on pursuing building defect claims through legal channels.

If you require expert legal advice on strata law matters or assistance with an owners corporation dispute, you can contact us directly through our website. Our team of dedicated strata lawyers is committed to providing professional and reliable legal services tailored to your specific needs.

Lot owners have certain statutory rights and obligations under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 in New South Wales. These rights allow them to actively participate in their strata communities.

Lot owner rights include:

  • Voting on by-laws
  • Participating in strata committee meetings (if eligible)
  • Accessing common property facilities

Additionally, lot owners have the right to:

  • Attend and vote at the general meetings of the Owners Corporation
  • Review financial statements
  • Propose motions that can influence the management of the strata scheme

They can also raise concerns or disputes related to the strata management to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal for resolution. These rights ensure a cooperative environment within the strata scheme.

Specialist Strata Lawyers Advising Owners Corporations & Strata Managers

Our specialist strata lawyers provide comprehensive legal services across the full range of strata law matters in Sydney and throughout New South Wales. Our law firm advises on various issues that owners corporations routinely face, ensuring full compliance with the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and other relevant regulations.

We assist with interpreting and adhering to building notices, orders, and safety codes that impact strata schemes. Our lawyers also handle insurance claims for damage to common property or lot property within the strata complex. We can advise on exceptions to the general rule that owners corporations must maintain and repair common property areas.

Additionally, PBL Law Group ensures owners corporations fulfill work health and safety obligations, uphold privacy requirements, and properly establish licensing agreements or leases over common property areas when required. As a full-service property law firm, we offer strategic counsel on all aspects of owners corporation governance, financial management, asset protection, and upholding the legislated responsibilities under strata legislation.

Our lawyers frequently advise strata committees, strata managers, and individual lot owners on their legal rights, duties and options when facing disputes or complex strata matters. We aim to provide practical, commercial advice to resolve issues efficiently without protracted legal proceedings when possible. However, our experienced litigators are equipped to vigorously represent clients’ interests through tribunal proceedings, court actions or alternative dispute resolution forums as needed.

We stay ahead of legislative developments impacting the strata industry, including proposed amendments to strata laws, administrative law changes, and new requirements for residential and commercial strata properties. Clients can rely on receiving the latest, most up-to-date legal advice tailored to their unique circumstances and needs as an owners corporation or strata-titled entity.

Whether you require guidance on strata by-laws, conducting lawful meetings and passing resolutions, enforcing by-law breaches, responding to regulatory actions, levy recovery, common property disputes, or any other strata law issue, PBL Law Group has the expertise to effectively advise and represent owners corporations, strata managers, developers and lot owners across New South Wales. Our lawyers strive to achieve the best possible legal and commercial outcome while prioritising our clients’ interests.

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Jye Hall
Anita Bradley has been an absolute dream to deal with. Anita's conveyancing skills and knowledge knows absolutely no boundaries along with her effective communication skills which has made selling and buying a completely stress free exchange for us. We recommend PBL Law to everyone looking for outstanding service. We will definitely be returning clients.
Kushlan Aluwihare
PBL Law Group were fantastic. Anita from PBL worked with us closely during our property search and made the exchange and settlement process smooth and stress free. Highly recommended.
Gail Whitford
PBL handled my late mothers estate, they were very obliging and patient with any and all questions that we had, thank you to David , Sharon and the other staff that we dealt with, everyone was so easy to talk to and friendly .David came to the home where my Mother was living and helped her to get her will in order, Sharon helped us through the process of executing her wishes when the time came even doing a house call which was so much easier, thank you all so much
S M
I have experienced an excellent service from PBL (especially from Anita) during the sale of my recent property on Central Coast, and during the purchase of our current property in Sydney. Throughout many challengers, especially with the sale, Anita presented her very professional and knowledgeable conveyancer, positively solving all obstacles. "Above and Beyond" Award going to Anita!!! :-)
Amanda Reitzin
The five-star reviews are well-deserved. I needed a motion and a bylaw drawn up for urgent repairs of my strata unit and the AGM was in two weeks' time. My solicitor was friendly, efficient, knew what documents to ask for, and had all the paperwork prepared well within the timeframe. She also took the time to run through all the legalese and the different possible scenarios with me to make sure I understood. I am so glad to have found this firm and I will not hesitate to use their services again in future if the need arises.
Ricky Cooper
Anita is amazing! So attentive, approachable and communicates everything every step of the way. I have now bought and sold property with Anita and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Ron Thomsen
Our Commercial Property conveyancing was handled very professionally. Anita’s experience and responsiveness was an asset in this transaction.
Trace M
I am so grateful for Anita Bradley from PBL Law Group helped me with this property settlement, she has went above beyond to ensure I understand everything because of our deafness. I will recommended Anita or their team. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for us.
Tricia Wheatstone
For almost 18 months I have been a client of Alex Ilkin. Alex is very knowledgeable and professional and has consistently provided me with thorough, honest and well set out advice, including steering my case through appeal proceedings. He always worked for my best interests with integrity and compassion. I recommend Alex and his team at PBL.