Strata law

Williamson lawyers can assist you with your strata needs, whether that be a dispute concerning unauthorised work, repair and maintenance of the common property, claims involving loss of rent, nuisance, breach of by-laws, unreasonable refusal to make by-laws, and dysfunctional owners corporations, etc.

 

We have access to the best experts and consultants when technical advice or expert opinion evidence is required. We recommend that you contact a solicitor prior to engaging an expert or consultant as often the legal issues dictate how the expert or consultant must perform the inspections and prepare the report.

We conduct litigation in all courts and tribunals if necessary, and provide representation at mediation, but we aim to avoid litigation if possible via negotiation, settlement, mediation or expert determination.

Some examples of the work we do:​

 

Resolution of claims arising from defects or a failure to maintain common property, pursuant to section 106 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.

 

Resolution of disputes in relation to unauthorised work, breach of by-laws, and the unreasonable refusal to make a by-law.

 

Advise in relation upgrade works being undertaken pursuant to section 108 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and the Home Building Act 1989.

 

Resolution of disputes with neighbours, including:

  • tree disputes;

  • installation of rock anchors;

  • erection of scaffolding;

  • crane swing into airspace;

  • retaining wall and dividing fences disputes.

 

Resolution of disputes with strata managers.

 

Advice and assistance in the preparation of insurance claims and resolution of disputes with insurers.

 

Advice and legal representation in relation to claims for the appointment of a compulsory strata manager 

 

Advice in relation to the day-to-day management of a strata scheme, including:

  • compliance with the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015;

  • meeting procedures;

  • the raising and collection of strata levies;

  • interpretation and application of by-laws;

  • resolution of notices of compliance and letters of demand;

  • strata committees and conflicts of interest;

  • disclosure requirements.

 

Advice in relation to building management statements.

 

Advice to community associations in relation to the Community Land Management Act 1989 and  Community management Statements.