The urbanisation of Australia has lead to a vast increase in higher density living. One can not help but notice the increasing number of apartments, duplexes and community title schemes that have spread across New South Wales.
Just going by the numbers, the 2011 Census indicates that 29.5% of residents in New South Wales live in semi-detached houses, terrace houses, townhouses, flats, units, and apartments – 729,115 residences in total. Most of these would be Strata Title. In 2012, there were 71,472 strata schemes in NSW, 65% of which are in Sydney. It is estimated that over the next decade, more than half of all new residences build in NSW will likely be strata titled.
In conjunction with this change in Australian building culture, an area of law commonly referred to as Strata Law has developed which focuses on the variety of legal issues surrounding shared interest living such as building disputes, management disputes, continued development and changes to by-laws or rules.
Why Use Adams & Partners Lawyers?
Given the vast and ever evolving nature of Strata Law, you want to know that someone is out there who can dissect the labyrinth of legal issues that can often be involved in Strata Law matters and provide you with the timely advice you need.
Whether it be the inception or dissolution of a community group, collection of unpaid levies or building dispute, our dedicated legal team will be able to assist you.
Types of Clients
Adams & Partners Lawyers act for a wide range of owners corporations, Building Management Committees, lot owners and developers.
How we can help you
Our professional solicitors can provide advice in all areas of Strata Law including:-
Non Contentious Strata Issues
- Advice on Strata Issues including OH & S and Council Orders
- Agency Agreements
- By-law drafting
- Contract drafting & advice
- Leasing and licenses
- Meeting procedures
- Management compliance advice
- Occupational Health & Safety issues
Contentious Strata Issues
- Building Defect Claims
- Home Building Compensation Fund matters (previously called Home Warranty Insurance)
- By-Law Enforcement
- Internal Strata Disputes
- NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Hearings & Appeals from Strata Adjudicator
- Local Court, District and Supreme Court matters.
- Levy collections
- Recovery proceedings including bankruptcy and winding up
Our lawyers are also well experienced in strata disputes, offering their services to numerous areas in Sydney including Parramatta and Penrith.
Contact us today and find out how we can assist you.