Where can I get legal advice for a strata?

Where can I get legal advice for a strata?

Below are three options for getting legal advice. Some lawyers specialize in strata-related issues. Lawyers who are knowledgeable about strata issues may advertise in or write articles for the publications and websites of strata associations.

When did Legal Aid NSW start helping strata owners?

 Unpaid levies and related expenses  Neighbourhood type disputes  Disputes between owners and owners corporations about repairs and maintenance, and  Complaints about the management of the strata scheme. Since 2001 Legal Aid NSW has provided over 2,500 advice services in relation to strata disputes.

What’s the law on Strata schemes in NSW?

Don’t act on important or complicated issues without first seeking the proper legal advice when it comes to Strata Law . All Strata Schemes in NSW come under NSW Government legislation and are covered by the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 .

How is the management of a Strata Corporation?

The management of a strata corporation is a complicated undertaking where knowledge of applicable laws is crucial. Explore issues relating to strata governance here. A strata corporation may commence lawsuits. However, in order to do so validly, such a lawsuit must be approved by ¾ of the owners at an annual or general meeting.

How to resolve a strata dispute in NSW?

Even so, if a dispute cannot be resolved between the owners by the ‘simpler’ methods, mediation via a 3rd-party might just be the answer. Such a service is available for FREE through NSW Fair Trading (FT) and more details can be found on its Resolving Disputes and Mediation page.

Why do you need a lawyer for a strata property?

Whether you are a developer or a resident of a strata property, a lawyer with experience in strata law can assist you in understanding your rights and obligations, by providing proper legal advice or reviewing documents that assist in defining the rights of lot owners and those of the owners corporation.

Who are the owners of a Strata Plan?

It is managed by the owners corporation. The owners corporation is a legal entity created when the strata plan is registered. The owners in the strata scheme form the body of the owners corporation. The body manages the maintenance, repairs, finances, insurances, records and administration of the strata scheme.

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