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Strata Lawyers SYdney


A majority of strata disputes can be resolved with the right advice from legal professionals who understand strata laws and how they work within your scheme.

Strata disputes are complex and often require an in-depth understanding of the law. 

Many strata schemes have experienced a dispute at some point, but there is no reason to panic. A majority of these situations can be resolved with the right advice from legal professionals who understand strata laws and how they work within your scheme. We offer this kind of advice to clients throughout Sydney and New South Wales, Australia.

At Alan Mckimm & Associates, your strata lawyer will help you navigate through any difficult situation so that you can reach a satisfying resolution without having to go it alone or spend more than you need to on legal fees.

Our strata lawyers provide clear explanations about your options for resolving disputes and managing day-to-day operations within your scheme as efficiently as possible while ensuring compliance with by laws & relevant legislation, keeping everyone happy – owners corporations, unit owners, residents & visitors alike!


Strata Law Disputes

If you are experiencing a strata law dispute, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. The dispute resolution process in New South Wales sets out the process that must be followed when disputes arise between lot owners and the Owners Corporation.

Alan Mckimm & Associates can provide you with clear and concise advice about your options and any rules relating to your common property areas to help you to resolve the dispute as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Some of the services we offer in relation to strata law disputes include:

  • Advice and representation in negotiations

  • Preparation of notices and applications to the Tribunal

  • Reviewing and advising on proposed settlement agreements

  • Preparing for and appearing at hearings

  • Advice on the appointment of experts

  • Conducting mediation


If you are in need of the best strata lawyers Sydney has to offer, then contact our specialist strata law firm on (02) 9580 2122


Alan Mckimm & Associates. Australia's leading provider in Owners Corporation Law.


Alan Mckimm & Associates strata lawyers have been representing Owners Corporations in Australia for over a decade.

Owners Corporation law is a highly specialised area and it is important to seek legal advice from a specialist strata lawyer as soon as a dispute arises.

Our team of strata lawyers can liaise with strata managers, a problem unit owner or the appeal panel to resolve disputes as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

If you need to appear in court, our strata lawyers will represent you and your Owners Corporation, ensuring the best possible outcome for all involved.

We can provide advice on:

  • Contract Law

  • Strata Development

  • Building Defects

  • Collective Sale

  • Strata By Laws

  • Strata Renewal Process

  • Community Title Law

  • Defective Work

  • Many other various aspects of strata living


If you are experiencing or anticipate a strata dispute, please do not hesitate to contact us for an obligation free consultation.

If you are looking for the top strata lawyers Sydney has to offer then contact us today.


What is a Strata Scheme?


A strata scheme is a type of ownership where a number of people own a property together. The property is usually a building, but can also be land or a combination of both.

The most common form of strata title is the Strata Scheme, which is created when a property is divided into individual units and common property. The most common type of unit is one which is designed for occupation by a single family. Despite the name, strata title can be used for any type of property. The Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (SSMA) sets out the rules that govern strata schemes in New South Wales. The laws were introduced to protect owners, tenants and visitors in strata schemes. By law, the Owners Corporation must allow an owner or tenant access to their unit, Common Property and any facilities provided for the use of Owners Corporation Members.

Strata Schemes in NSW must comply with state strata laws, which are enforced by the NSW Office of Fair Trading. For more information on strata schemes and the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996, please see the Strata Schemes NSW website.


Strata law can be a complicated topic and the importance of seeking the advice of experienced strata lawyers cannot be overstated.


Identifying Common Property in a Strata Scheme


With the rise in popularity of strata title living in Australia, an increasing number of buildings are being constructed or converted for strata subdivision. As a result, the need for reliable legal advice on strata law is more important than ever.

One of the most common questions we are asked is "what is common property in a strata scheme?" and it's not always an easy question to answer.

One of the first things we need to do when advising a client is to identify what is and isn't common property in the particular scheme. This can be complicated by the fact that each strata scheme is different and as such the answer will change from one to another.

For example, common property in a strata scheme will often include the external walls of a building, stairs, foyers and roofs. However, it is important to note that this will only be the case with an external wall if it is one of the walls shared between two self-contained dwellings.

If the external wall in question does not separate self-contained dwellings, then it is generally not common property as defined in the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (SSMA)

If you are unsure of what is and isnt common property, contact us on (02) 9580 2122 and we can help evaluate your individual circumstances and offer assistance in resolving any disputes that may arise.




As a specialist strata law firm we believe that our direct experience with many strata title disputes gives us the insight, knowledge and perspective to bring about the best possible outcome for your Owners Corporation. As a result, we are able to provide you with cost effective legal advice on any issue associated with strata law.

Strata Title Legal Services.

We will listen to you first before discussing the options available to you, and our experience in resolving community disputes gives you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a law firm that has the knowledge and experience to deliver the results you want.




At Alan McKimm & Associates we understand that not everyone wants or needs extensive legal advice. That's why we offer a "no-nonsense" and cost effective approach to your strata law issues.


Our lawyers will discuss with you your specific concerns and advise you of the options available – we will provide you with a clear explanation about your options for resolving disputes and managing day-to-day operations within your strata scheme as efficiently as possible.


Reliable, Personal Service


Our strata lawyers are passionate about what they do, and are committed to finding you the best outcome for your Owners Corporation. We have a broad range of clients from strata managers and Owners Corporations, to lenders and investors.

When you meet with a lawyer from our firm, you will meet someone who has been recommended by clients, and is generally familiar with the issues you face.


We make sure our clients are comfortable from the very first point of contact, and are happy to provide several means of contact should you prefer to talk with us in a different manner.

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