Alex Illkin

Trusted Experience

Our firm provides specialised legal services in strata and community title disputes and management, planning and development, building and construction disputes, building and insurance claims, conveyancing and other matters.

40+

Years of Experience

Who We Are

Alex Ilkin is the principal of Alex Ilkin Strata Lawyers a specialist law firm conveniently located in George Street, Sydney, New South Wales.

In brief his key experience and expertise factors include:

  • Over 40 years specialist legal experience in fields of strata title law, community law and building defects.

  • Acted in many leading Supreme Court, Court of Appeal cases and Tribunal cases. Author of the two leading plain English strata and community title law textbooks in New South Wales.

  • Regular strata law presenter at seminars conducted for the University of New South Wales, College of Law and many other well-known institutions. Member of the NSW Government's Strata Title Act Review Committee which provided advice on improvements to the legislation.

Mission Statement

Firstly, to amicably settle disputes between the client and opponents in the most expeditious and practical manner possible at the least expense. As a result, Alex's settlement success rate far exceeds that of many other lawyers.

Alex personally handles each matter with a "proactive hands on approach" as if it is his own personal problem to resolve.

Core Values

  • Honesty

  • Trust

  • Courtesy

  • Practicality

  • Expedition

  • Least expense

Fields of Practice

Planning Law

  • Councils 121B ( now ss 9.34 - 9.36 ) orders
  • Development Applications
  • Land & Environment court proceedings
  • Objections against development applications
  • Appeals against orders

Strata and Community Title Disputes

  • Written advices on the law
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Mediation
  • Notices to comply
  • Tribunal orders, urgent and non-urgent

  • Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearings
  • Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, District Court and Local Court proceedings

Strata and Community Title Management

  • Bylaw drafting
  • Bylaw enforcement
  • Strata management statement drafting
  • Strata management statement enforcement
  • Community management statement drafting
  • Community management statement enforcement
  • Company title and tenancy-in-common conversion to strata title

  • Defamation
  • Dividing Fences Act claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Telecommunication Agreements
  • Strata Agency agreements and termination
  • Caretaker agreements and termination
  • Meeting procedures
  • Tree disputes

Debt Recovery

  • Levy recovery
  • Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court proceedings
  • Company winding up
  • Enforcement

Development

  • Collective Sale
  • Collective Redevelopment
  • Community title and strata management statements
  • Conveyancing (Residential, Commercial and Industrial)
  • Complex subdivisions
  • Excising common property from a strata scheme
  • Development contract documents

  • Development structuring
  • Easements and covenants
  • Leasing and licensing
  • Part building strata subdivisions
  • Torrens, strata and community subdivision
  • Staged developments

Building and Construction

  • Building defect warranty and negligence claims
  • Building defect insurance claims to NCAT and Courts
  • Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) advice
  • Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) litigation

Fields of Practice

Strata and Community Title Disputes

  • Written advices on the law
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Mediation
  • Notices to comply
  • Tribunal orders, urgent and non-urgent
  • Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearings
  • Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, District Court and Local Court proceedings

Strata and Community Title Management

  • Bylaw drafting
  • Bylaw enforcement
  • Strata management statement drafting
  • Strata management statement enforcement
  • Community management statement drafting
  • Community management statement enforcement
  • Company title and tenancy-in-common conversion to strata title
  • Defamation
  • Dividing Fences Act claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Telecommunication Agreements
  • Strata Agency agreements and termination
  • Caretaker agreements and termination
  • Meeting procedures
  • Tree disputes

Debt Recovery

  • Levy recovery
  • Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court proceedings
  • Company winding up
  • Enforcement

Development

  • Collective Sale
  • Collective Redevelopment
  • Community title and strata management statements
  • Conveyancing (Residential, Commercial and Industrial)
  • Complex subdivisions
  • Excising common property from a strata scheme
  • Development contract documents
  • Development structuring
  • Easements and covenants
  • Leasing and licensing
  • Part building strata subdivisions
  • Torrens, strata and community subdivision
  • Staged developments

Planning Law

  • Councils 121B ( now ss 9.34 - 9.36 ) orders
  • Development Applications
  • Land & Environment court proceedings
  • Objections against development applications
  • Appeals against orders

Building and Construction

  • Building defect warranty and negligence claims
  • Building defect insurance claims to NCAT and Courts
  • Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) advice
  • Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) litigation

Other Matters

  • Conveyancing (Purchases and Sales – Flat fee)
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianship Appointments

What Our Customers Say

"Just writing to say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. We are delighted with the outcome and have no doubt that you are behind all the arguments [of our barrister] .............. put forward on our behalf. We were very pleased to read that the proceedings were dismissed and we are due a reimbursement. Again, we appreciate everything you have done for us."

LP

“Thank you again for your brilliant presentation at mediation on 25 March. You cut through all the distractions so clearly and concisely and so professionally. We were astounded …”

MG

“Thanks for this revocation application. Looks great and a strong argument.”

MC

“Sincere thanks for achieving a positive outcome in my matter.”

DD

“Thank you so much for your friendly and professional service – and indeed, that of your staff – throughout the last 18 months.”

MM

“Thanks again for the expert advice you provided and your preparedness to work with us to meet the deadline of our AGM. The new bylaws will remove much ambiguity for current and potential owners in our complex and will add to the atmosphere of harmonious living we enjoy at ….”

DM

“Once again, thank you so much for your valuable assistance, we could not have done this without you.”

MH

“… I want you to know how much we appreciated the effort you put into our needs on such SHORT notice. Thanks very much.”

RW

“Thank you very much for this excellent effort. One of the most thorough and telling documents I have witnessed.”

DD

Previous Cases

Some of his Supreme Court and Court of Appeal cases (found on the Austlii website)

Norberry v The Owner

66047 [2015] NSWSC 861

Construction defects in common property, compensatory damages, Supreme Court hearing / or NCAT hearing.

Buzrio Pty Ltd v The Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal (No 4)

[2010] NSWSC 41

Interim orders, compulsory strata managing agent, certiorari, indemnity for agent’s costs and legal costs.

Buzrio Pty Ltd v The Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal

[2009] NSWSC 836

Interim orders, denial of procedural fairness and compulsory strata managing agent.

The Owners – Strata Plan No 35042 v Seiwa (Australia) Pty Ltd

2007] NSWCA 36

Maintenance and repair of common property, CTTT jurisdiction, lot boundary definition, rent loss claim, mandatory injunction.

Riana Pty Ltd v The Owners

Strata Plan No 22336 [2007] NSWSC 1033

Challenge unit entitlements, Makita principles, error or lawa

Symes v The Proprietors

Strata Plan No 31731 [2003] NSWCA 7

Common property damage, maintenance and repair, lot boundary definition, error of law.

Eventang Development (Pyrmont) Pty Ltd v The Owners

Strata Plan No 51573 [2001] NSWSC 452

Proxies, quash Board’s decision, invalid resolutions, waiver and estoppel.

Smith v The Body Corporate

Strata Plan No 22669 (1997) NSW Titles Cases 80-046 (Outstanding and retrospective levies, compulsory strata managing agent’s power and meetings).

Contact Us

With over 40 years legal experience, Alex Ilkin Strata Lawyers welcomes all clients involved with strata schemes, community schemes and other legal matters. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us today to discuss your legal requirements.

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Phone: (02) 9580 9199

Email

alex@pbl.legal

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Suite 505/350 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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