Strata

Chambers Russell Lawyers is a dedicated legal service provider to the strata and community title sector. We act for all stakeholders in the built-environment, including consultants, contractors, community associations, developers, owners corporations, lot owners and strata managing agents. The delivery of our legal services comes with an in-depth understanding of the multitude of interests and interactions within these communities.

We assist with the proper functioning and management of strata and community title schemes. Attending meetings, drafting by-laws and advising stakeholders on the relevant statutory and procedural laws under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and Community Lands Management Act 1989 are just a few of the services we provide. Our lawyers also provide a full complement of dispute resolution services, including adjudication applications, defective work and home warranty insurance claims, levy recovery, mediation and litigation services across all jurisdictions. We are commercially focused and provide cost-effective and timely legal solutions in every matter.

Our legal services and expertise include:

  • Access agreements
  • Adjudication claims
  • Building and insurance claims
  • By-law amendment and drafting
  • By-law review, consolidation and registration
  • Construction contracts
  • Conveyancing
  • Council approvals and orders
  • Defective work claims
  • Dividing fence legislation
  • Home warranty insurance / Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund
  • Leasing
  • Licensing
  • Levy recovery
  • Management advice
  • Pet disputes
  • Retaining walls
  • Service agreements
  • Strata adjudication
Paul Jurdeczka Partner with expertise in strata law (02) 8248 2816 pjurdeczka@chambersrussell.com.au

Strata Resources

  • Accessing a lot: rain or shine An overview of an owners corporation's power to enter a lot in light of recent wind and heavy rainfall. Published by Tom Yeoman on February 14, 2020
  • Community title law reforms—draft bills released for comment Fair Trading NSW has recently made available two draft bills for feedback from the general public, namely the draft Community Land Management Bill 2019 and draft Community Land Development Bill 2019. Published by Daniel Russell and Holly Pitt on January 24, 2020
  • Important Decision on NCAT Jurisdiction for Common Property Claims On 15 January 2020, the Appeal Panel of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) published a joint decision in two cases: The Owners—Strata Plan No 74835 v Pullicin (“Pullicin”); and The Owners—Strata Plan No 80412 v Vickery [2020] NSWCATAP 5 (“Vickery”). Published by Scott Chambers and Joel White on January 16, 2020
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