We can help with:

  • Review of strata by-laws
  • Drafting by-laws
  • Rights under by-laws
  • Disputes with strata managers
  • Strata Law breaches

The strata law team at Hones Lawyers are well versed when it comes to navigating through the complexities of strata title laws and regulations across Sydney and New South Wales and provide a broad range of legal services for a variety of strata law matters to diverse client groups.

Over the last 45 years, our expert strata lawyers and conveyancers have represented a variety of clients including individual lot owners, builders and developers, strata management firms, community schemes and owners corporations.

Unlike some other legal firms, we have a leading interdisciplinary team comprised of NSW Law Society accredited lawyers in local government and planning law, as well as dual-qualified lawyers who are readily available to advise you on aspects of strata law and assist you with strata disputes.

The expert team at Hones Lawyers (which includes a nationally accredited mediator) have a vast skill set providing a unique holistic approach when it comes to managing all facets of strata disputes.

This aspect of our service has been key in ensuring we always achieve the best possible results for our clients – making us one of the most sought-after legal firms in Sydney.

The Hones legal team are highly dedicated to working with each client on an individualised basis. We recognise that client situations differ and tailor our services according to each client’s needs.

Our lawyers regularly provide practical and strategic advice on:

  • Strata legislation (rights and obligations in relation to the Strata Management Act [NSW], common property, lot owner responsibility, strata management responsibility)
  • Strata development and by-law issues
  • By-law preparation and amendments
  • Owners corporation regulations
  • Property and building matters (including defective building works and disputes)
  • Section 109 certificates

Other aspects of our service provision to clients involves conducting litigation through the courts, collecting unpaid strata levies in the local courts, and resolving complex strata disputes via mediation or through the District and Supreme Courts.

At Hones Lawyers, you need not worry about being left in the dark when it comes to progression of your case management.

Our lawyers firmly believe the best way to achieve successful results in dispute resolution matters is through effective communication – and we practice what we preach!

You can be sure we will work with you in a collaborative fashion and always ensure that we are available to communicate with you on a regular basis, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Strata Law FAQs

Is it possible to add a new by-law or amend a by-law under a strata scheme?

Yes, most by-laws can be introduced or changed by a special resolution of 75% approval at a meeting of the Owners Corporation. Hones Lawyers can help with this process.

Can I manage my own strata title?

Yes, people may have self-managed strata schemes, this is common with a two lot strata scheme such as a strata title duplex – you do not have to engage a strata manager. The conveyancing team at Hones are able to advise on what is involved so you can decide if ‘DIY strata’ is for you.

Can you help resolve a strata dispute?

We recommend first trying to resolve any strata dispute with the other party by discussing the issue to see if you can come to an agreement. You can also use a third-party mediator to help in the process, or the matter can be taken to a Tribunal. Whatever stage of the dispute you are at, Hones Lawyers can provide the correct legal advice.

If you would like more information on matters related to strata law, or are seeking expert legal advice that is customised to suit your specific situation, contact our team today on 02 8999 6115.

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    Contact us by phone or using our website enquiry form with information on your matter. Providing enough information in this part of our process will allow us to get back in touch with you regarding your options.

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    Whether it’s in person, over the phone or by Skype – this will allow us to ask any questions we might have regarding your matter and will allow us to build a better working relationship.

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    At this point we should have enough information in order build a strategy to move forward with (or in some cases, various strategies).