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Strata Lot Owners

Advocacy in strata disputes, NCAT & Court actions, by-law drafting & interpretation, actions against managers or caretakers & more...

New Owners Corporations

Guidance with preparing standard & special by-laws, strata applications, strata management & caretaker agreements & more...

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Legal assistance for agreement negotiations, dispute handling, & regulatory advice & more...

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Advising on strata development, easements, defect liability management, & sale, purchase & sub-division of land & more...

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What is Strata law in NSW?

In NSW, strata law governs the rights, obligations, and management of properties within a strata scheme. A strata scheme is a form of property ownership where multiple lots are contained within a larger building or development (commonly an apartment block). The relevant strata law in the state of NSW is the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW).

Strata law covers various aspects, including the establishment and governance of Owners Corporations, which are typically responsible for managing and maintaining the common areas and shared facilities within a strata-titled property. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of lot owners, the process for making decisions through resolutions, the creation and enforcement of by-laws that govern the behavior and use of the property, and the resolution of disputes that may arise among lot owners or between lot owners and the Owners Corporation.

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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.

We Are Here To Support You In Your Strata Law Matter

Given the complexity and diversity of strata law in NSW, it is advisable to seek professional legal advice from a strata law firm that has experience and expertise in this field. A strata law firm can help you understand your rights and responsibilities, draft and review contracts, negotiate and resolve disputes, and protect your interests in any legal proceedings.

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Common Strata Issues & Your Next Steps

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Strata living and developments are governed by the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) and Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 (NSW). These two acts provide relevant rights of management and obligations on the owners corporation and lot owners. It’s crucial that owners within strata schemes understand their rights and responsibilities.

The strata plan identifies the common property, and the by-law governs its usage. If the dispute arises because of common property, management and voting, it is best that issues are firstly documented and served formally in writing with details of your concerns. This way, the owners corporation and the lot owner have an understanding of what the specific issues are to resolve.

For unresolved issues, the parties are required to proceed in most cases to mediation at Fair Trading and if unsuccessful to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). It is essential to remember that resolving strata disputes often involves negotiation and compromise, but the objective is always to secure harmonious living for everyone within your strata scheme.

Discovering building defects in a strata property in NSW, Australia can be distressing, costly and daunting. The first crucial step is to consult with building professionals who can offer advice in relation to the extent of the damage and potential remedies. This typically involves a building and construction specialist to accurately identify the areas of defective building work.

It may also be necessary to seek legal advice from a construction and strata law firm to guide you through the rights and obligations involved with who is responsible to repair defects. If disputes over the defective building work arise, a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer may be needed to mediate or represent you in court to ensure a fair and equitable resolution.

When involved in a dispute regarding the maintenance of common property within the context of strata living, it’s essential to know your options. Under the section 106 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW), the Owners Corporation has certain obligations regarding the upkeep of shared spaces in the strata complex. If you find yourself in a dispute about common property defects and who is responsible, it is best to formally write to the strata committee and strata manager to advise them of the defect.

If the parties agree to a resolution, a more formal approach may be required. This could involve raising the issues within a general meeting or obtaining legal advice from a specialist strata lawyer.

When creating a new Owners Corporation in NSW, there are several legal matters relating to residential strata that must be handled appropriately. Firstly, you will need draft by-laws, potentially require a strata management statement for stratum lots or a building management statement. These documents will outline the rules and regulations relevant to the strata living, providing a framework for governance of strata issues or disputes that may arise.

As an owner in a strata, it is also crucial to understand all aspects of strata management to ensure the smooth running of the strata complex. This encompasses everything from general maintenance and repairs, to dealing with legal issues concerning disputes and building regulations. Further, where necessary, the Owners Corporation may need to seek legal advice or representation in the event of a complex strata issue so it is imperative to stay informed and proactive when creating a new Owners Corporation to avoid potential difficulties down the track.

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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.