Strata Title

Strata Title has become a far more popular form of home-ownership in Australia over the last few years and with this rise in popularity, a complex new field of law has emerged to regulate and govern the area. 
At Coleman Greig we act for a number of property developers, Owners Corporations, Building Management Committees and Managing Agents on Strata Title issues. We can provide assistance in a wide range of areas including by-law drafting and legislative compliance.
Given the complexity of the legislation in this field and the need for accurate and reliable advice, Coleman Greig’s team of experienced property lawyers has developed specific expertise in the field and can offer a comprehensive service to clients seeking advice in this area.
We can help you with:
  • Internal Strata Disputes 
  • Agency Agreements 
  • By-law and contract drafting 
  • Easements 
  • Meeting procedures 
  • Management compliance advice 
  • Building Defect Claims 
  • Home Warranty Insurance claims and requirements 
  • By Law Enforcement 
  • Hearings & Appeals from Strata Adjudicator 
  • Local Court, District and Supreme Court 
  • Levy collections 
  • Recovery proceedings including bankruptcy and winding up 
  • Land and environment issues.

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, please select from the below.

Strata Title - Our Clients


  • Calculating and comparing Retirement Village contracts made easier! - 22 Feb 2018
    Dean Claughton
    As an increasing number of Australians move into retirement villages, or 'Over 55 Lifestyle Estates', it is important to take a close look into issues that can arise during the research phase, as well as the complexities involved in this type of move.  This process has now been made a lot easier with NSW Fair Trading's introduction of an online calculator set to assist older Australians in deciding which retirement village home is right for you.  
  • Tribunal finds owner of land is not a developer and therefore, not liable for building defects - 23 May 2016
    Nick Kallipolitis
    In a recent matter, the partition of land before it was subdivided, and the timing of registering strata lots, resulted in a decision where the owner of the land was not considered to be a developer under the Home Building Act (the Act). As such, the owner bears no liabilities regarding statutory warranties in the Act. So what happened, and what are the lessons to be learnt?
  • Strata Scheme developments – A new frontier - 8 Feb 2016
    Andrew Grima
    Last year, NSW Parliament enacted significant changes to the State’s strata laws. Amongst these changes, the NSW Government broke new ground, introducing a whole new part to the Strata Schemes Amendment Act which relates to the renewal of a freehold Strata Scheme.
  • NSW strata legislation – Where will the proposed changes leave you? - 7 Sep 2015
    Dean Claughton
    Over 90 proposed changes to strata legislation have been announced by the NSW Government this year and if you’re living in strata accommodation you may be wondering if this legislation will apply to you and what changes will be of specific interest to you. Keep reading to (potentially) set your mind at ease, and learn how you’ll be affected.
  • Plain English Guide to Community Living - 1 Jul 2015
    Most home units, town houses or villas in New South Wales are held under Strata or Community Title. Strata and Community titles are particular types of Torrens Title. When you own a house or a block of land you usually have absolute ownership of not only the house and land but also the air space above the land and the earth underneath. This is known as “absolute” ownership of the whole vertical column.

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