Strata title properties in both the commercial and domestic markets have been growing in Western Australia. As strata title popularity increases as a form of land ownership, so does the need for experienced and expert property lawyers that specialise in strata law.
Whether you’re a property developer, strata company, or strata title owner, our specialist strata property lawyers can help with a broad range of strata law matters.
Our strata legal services include (but are not limited to):
In Western Australia, strata titles are governed by the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA), however, the Property Law Act of 1969 (WA) also provides some property rights.
The Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) provides the rules and procedures for the creation and management of strata schemes, as well as the rights and obligations of strata owners, companies, councils, and strata managers.
Strata titles legislation can be complex, so it’s important to seek legal advice in order to get the best possible outcome in relation to your unique strata matter.
If you are a property developer, gaining the right legal advice could be essential to the success of your strata property project.
Our team of property lawyers will ensure you understand all legal aspects of your venture including any legal obligations to lot owners.
A lawyer that specialises in strata is important in instances where there are disputes between individual owners, or between individual owners and the strata company.
Our specialist strata property lawyers can provide legal advice in all aspects of ownership of strata titles, including advising on your legal property rights and obligations as a strata title owner.
We can assist in applications to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and provide legal representation in disputes and negotiations around strata titles, SAT proceedings, and litigation.
Our strata lawyers are experienced in representing strata companies.
We provide legal advice to strata companies in relation to compliance with their legal ongoing obligations under the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA).
We also provide advice on how to effectively manage strata issues and disputes and provide legal representation in strata title disputes and negotiations, STA proceedings, and litigation when required.
Whether you need new by-laws drafted, or need to review and update existing by-laws, our strata lawyers can help. By-laws should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure compliance with any recent changes in strata law.
Getting your by-laws right can lay the foundation for positive relationships between strata title owners, and minimise strata issues and disputes. That’s why it’s important to create tailored by-laws that cater to the unique needs of your strata community.
When drafting by-laws for your strata scheme, our lawyers will try to get an understanding of the views of your owners in regard to aspects like pets, renovation projects, and running businesses from home etc.
It is common for there to be disputes between strata title owners, as well as between owners and the strata company itself. Many minor disputes are often resolved quickly and easily without the need for legal assistance.
However, for more complex disputes around issues such as building defects or damage, or infringements on common property, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance.
When strata owners and companies cannot resolve the dispute by themselves, the next step is to take the matter to the State Administrative Tribunal. The SAT is an independent body that aims to make the legal process in relation to disputes more efficient.
If you are involved in a strata dispute with individual owners or the strata company, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our strata dispute lawyers will provide you with sound legal advice and representation.
We’re here to help.
Strata is a highly specialised and complex subset of property law, so it’s essential that you hire lawyers that specialise in strata.
For all strata enquiries please contact (08) 9420 8222 to speak to a specialist strata lawyer.
What are Strata Titles?
Strata titles are the ownership of an individual lot as well as shared ownership in the common property. Strata lots (also called strata title property) are often units, apartments, or townhouses. Common property includes areas such as gardens, staircases, elevators, gyms, swimming pools, parking, and more.
What Are Some Common Strata Disputes?
Disputes often result from:
Can a Strata Dispute be Escalated Above the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT)?
If you are negatively impacted by an order from the SAT, you can lodge an appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will then affirm, adjust or revoke the order made by the SAT.
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