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David Bannerman


David Bannerman is the principal of Bannermans Lawyers, Sydney’s leading Strata Law firm, providing specialised legal services for the strata, development, construction and the insurance industry focusing on group title structures.

David is a qualified lawyer. He is an Accredited Property Law Specialist with the Law Society of New South Wales and has over 15 years extensive experience in all aspects of property law and building litigation.

David has a keen interest in education and training. He demonstrates his commitment by regularly presenting education seminars to strata managers, developers, insurers, lawyers, experts, certifiers, and other stakeholders in the strata industry.

His experience of these industries and in the courts enables him to identify and cost effective practical legal solutions and training in developments in the law in a practical and helpful way.


  • LPAB Dip.Law
  • Graduate Diploma of Law (Sydney)
  • Accredited Specialist in Property Law (NSW)
  • CPP40516 – Certificate IV in Strata Community Management
  • CPP30416 – Certificate III in Strata Community Management
  • TAE40116 Qualified Trainer and Assessor – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate of Accreditation – SCA NSW Fellow Strata Service Provider FSSP – Level 2
  • Member of the Law Society (NSW)
  • Member of Australian College of Community Association Lawyers Inc (ACCAL)
  • Member of Standards Australia Committee BD-085 Inspection of Buildings
  • Chairman of the Policy and Legislation Committee – Strata Community Australia (NSW) 2010 – 2023


  • 2023 – Winner of the Greg Haywood Presidents Award (Strata Community Australia Industry Awards for Excellence)
  • 2014 – Winner of the Max Dunn Award (Strata Community Australia Industry Awards for Excellence)

Lectured to

  • Architects
  • Australian College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Australian Institute of Builders
  • Builders and MBA
  • City of Sydney Law Society
  • Lawyers, Experts, Certifiers, Strata Managers and Lot Owners
  • Strata Community Australia (NSW)
  • Real Estate Institute of New South Wales
  • Television Education Network
  • The College of Law
  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law Continuing Legal Education


  • ABC News Sunday NSW,  ABC, 4 December 2016. Television
  • Bannerman D,  Investing in a Strata Unit – New Rules for Tenants Proposed – Australian Property Investor, 7 March 2016
  • Bannerman D, Strata Managers – New Options for NSW Options – Australian Property Investor, 4 March 2016
  • Bannerman D; Robertson B, 2016, The Builder, the Developer and its Architect, Master Builder: Official Magazine of the Master Builders Association of NSW, Issue Six, January – March 2016, Pg. 50
  • Bannermans D, NSW Strata By-laws – What Investment Property Owners Need to Know – Australian Property Investor, 10 February 2015
  • Bannerman D, Common Property Maintenance – New Laws May Resolve Some Old Problems – Australian Property Investor, 11 January 2016
  • Bannerman D, You Can Sell or Redevelop a Strata Building in NSW Even if Some Owners Don’t Agree – Australian Property Investor, 14 December 2015
  • Bannerman D, Renovating Strata Units – New Laws, New Opportunities – Australian Property Investor, 8 December 2015
  • Bannerman D, 2015, Strata Investors – Beware! Proposed New Strata Law Reform Affects You – Australian Property Investor, 12 October 2016
  • Bannerman D, 2015, Proposed Strata Reform Fails to Hit the Mark – Property Observer, 23 September 2015
  • Bannerman D, 2015, How to Minimise Building Defect Risks – Australian Property Investor, 2 July 2015
  • Bannerman D, 2015, Top Ten Tips for Buying Off the Plan – The Real Estate Conversation, 27 April 2015,
  • Bannerman D; Saw S, 2015, How Secure is Your Strata Scheme? – Inside StrataMarch 2015, Pg. 16
  • Bannerman D; Saw S, 2015, Security Cameras – Who is watching and listening to you? – Inside Strata, March 2015, Pg. 16
  • Robertson B; Bannerman D, 2014, High Court Rules No Duty of Care for Builders, Inside Strata, 2014 December Issue – Safety, Pg. 12 – 13
  • Robertson B; Bannerman D, 2014, What Do Builders Need to Consider When Advertising?, Master Builder: Official Magazine of the Master Builders Association of NSW, Issue Five, November – December 2014, Pg. 40
  • Earls T; Bannerman D, 2014, When the Home Warranty Insurer Comes Knocking, Master Builder: Official Magazine of the Master Builders Association of NSW, Issue Four, September – October 2014, Pg. 92
  • Pollinger, M; Bannerman, D, 2014, Home Building Act Statutory Warranties – What is the Two Year Warranty for Non Structural Defects Worth?, Strata Live – Autumn/Winter Edition 2014, Pg. 44 – 45
  • Pollinger, M; Bannerman, D, 2014, Was 2013 the Most Legislated Year for Property?, Real Estate Journal, Vol 65/08, August 2014, Pg. 21
  • Pollinger, M; Bannerman, D, 2014, New Privacy Laws, Master Builder: Official Magazine of the Master Builders Association of NSW, Issue Three, June – July 2014, Pg. 33 – 34
  • Bjerkhamn, S; Bannerman, D, 2014, What Do I Own & What is Common Property?, Community Lifestyle Magazine – Winter 2014, Pg. 14 – 15

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