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Bannermans Lawyers is a specialist strata law firm based in convenient North Sydney offices, and the strata team is overseen by David Bannerman, principal of Bannermans Lawyers, and Matthew Jenkins, Partner.
This specialist team appreciates the unique and complex aspects of each legal issue involved within the strata industry.
With our technical knowledge and direct client-lawyer communication, we are committed to providing a high level of service to owners corporations, strata managers and lot owners in the strata industry. The firm prides itself on providing its clients with practical solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.
David is an Accredited Property Law Specialist with the Law Society of New South Wales and is a Director of Strata Community Australia (NSW).
Bannermans Lawyers provide comprehensive and specialist strata law advice and services in the following areas:
We understand that sometimes you can have a disagreement with your neighbour over your boundary issues and we can be the legal voice of reason to help you both come to a resolution.
On 11 June 2020 a retrospective duty of care commenced under the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 giving all owners who became aware of building defect losses in the 10 years before 11 June 2020 a right to sue in negligence against:
This retrospective duty of care is currently limited to residential buildings including cladding, but there are relevant other time limits. e.g. limits under the planning laws which need to be considered. If the loss became apparent after 11 June 2020, the duty of care period reverts to the usual 6 years from awareness of the loss, but again other limitations need to be considered.
Bannermans Lawyers understands the frustrations and concerns when owners discover building
With our team of knowledgeable experts, we help all types of properties, from multi storey unit blocks to free standing homes.
Our goal is always to resolve your defects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Bannermans providing advice and determining who is responsible for the defect and the statutory warranty period.
Bannermans attempting to settle and resolve the defects claim prior to litigation.
As a last resort Bannermans to commence litigation to resolve defects.
Bannermans Lawyers offers a wide range of by-laws for all of your strata needs, including:
The process of collective sale/urban renewal can seem to be very overwhelming to the parties involved and we at Bannermans Lawyers aim to assist you during the process and walk you through the steps. Guidance through this process and a successful outcome is our goal for all parties involved. These steps include:
At Bannermans Lawyers we understand that recovering overdue and unpaid levies from lot owners can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. With this in mind we have created a schedule of steps and online portal to ensure an effective and cost-efficient approach. We have broken our recovery workflow into four stages and work closely with the manager to ensure clear communication and constant updates on the matter. We endeavor to recover unpaid costs in a cost effective and timely manner.
Whether the matter is contested or uncontested, we will take this frustrating process off your hands to get the results you want!
When someone decides to take legal action and start litigation, we understand the road ahead can be daunting. Bannermans will walk you through step by step and aim to come to a resolution as quickly as possible in the most efficient and cost-efficient manner. Some of our litigation options include:
Bannermans Lawyers understands that strata can sometimes be a confusing concept to get across and occasionally advice is required being an owner or strata manager in this industry. We provide advice on an array of subjects, including:
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Our webinar series is hosted by Principal, David Bannerman, where he provides the latest insights into current regulations, trends, hot topics, and industry transformation surrounding strata, property, construction, development, and insurance industries.
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Bannermans Lawyers provide a dedicated recoveries manager and an easy-to-use online portal.