Renovation by-laws

Renovation by-laws

Take the guesswork out of getting a renovation approval with tailored by-laws

A renovation can increase your property’s value and improve the enjoyment of your home. However, it can also lead to headaches for you and your neighbours if it isn’t well planned. That’s why it’s important to have watertight renovation by-laws in place.


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Strata and legal service specialists


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Tailored to your property type and needs


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Comprehensive implementation advice


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Transparent pricing

By laws

Why renovation by-laws are important

A renovation by-law defines the rules for undertaking renovations within your strata property. Most owners corporations will have some form of renovation by-law in place for their building or for selected lots, depending on the type of work that is being done. They may differ from property to property.

If your property does not have a renovation by-law in place or the by-law does not cover the type of renovation that is being undertaken, a renovation by-law may be required before any renovation applications can be considered.

A standard renovation by-law is known as an approval program for minor and major renovations works by-law. This excludes specialty by-laws that are tailored to the requirements of a specific renovation project.

Our renovations by-laws are designed to clarify and create clear rules for the following:

  • The application and approval process
  • How to determine if the project is a minor or major renovation
  • Dos and don’ts for different types of renovations for your strata property or lot
  • The minimum standard requirements for all work undertaken
  • Who is responsible for undertakings during and post the renovation period

Any owners embarking on a renovation will need to refer to, and abide by, these by-laws. They will also need to be followed for common property area renovations.

How our by-law service works

At Kemps Petersons Legal, we do all the hard work for you. Here’s an example of the process from start to finish:

Step one:

Once we receive your enquiry form, our team will conduct an initial consultation on the type of by-law required and provide a tailored quotation.

Step two:

After you accept the quote, our team will conduct relevant searches. A thorough reviewal of all documents you provided will be conducted.

Step three:

Our team will draft the required by-law, motion to adopt the new by-law and consent form (if applicable) tailored to your specific property and in line with the current legislation and case law.

Step four:

You will have the opportunity to review the by-law, motion and consent form (if applicable) prepared by our team.

Step five:

Once the motion and by-law are approved at a general meeting of the owners corporation, our team will then consolidate the by-laws into Word document and register the by-law at NSW Land Registry Services via PEXA.

PICA Group difference

Strata and legal service specialists

Kemps Petersons Legal (KPL) is part of the PICA Group family and are strata and legal service specialists. We draft precise and effective strata by-laws, so your property is legislatively accurate with clear rules that support your community and minimise your risk.

Tailored to your property type and needs

We provide tailored and watertight by-laws to minimise risk and aid the smooth running of a harmonious community. Whether your property is residential, commercial or mixed-use, our by-laws team can help, irrespective of scheme type or title combination. We may also take care of the consolidation and registration process to ensure a comprehensive experience. Registrations in New South Wales only.

Comprehensive implementation advice

Unlike many of our competitors, we understand that drafting the by-law is only the first step in implementing a new by-law. That is why we provide professional advice on the rights and obligations of affected parties, and provide a step by step guide to implementing the new by-law.

 Transparent pricing

Unlike many of our competitors, we provide a full quote to draft, consolidate and register the by-laws at the beginning of the process. We believe in transparency, which is why we ensure our clients understand full expected costs before formal engagement.

PICA Group privilege customer offer

PICA Group privilege customer offer

Kemps Petersons Legal will draft an approval program for minor and major renovations works by-law to customers for a fixed fee of $900 plus GST and disbursements.

Drafting the by-law and general meeting motion

$900

Plus GST and disbursements

Non-customer offer

Kemps Petersons Legal will draft an approval program for minor and major renovations works to non-PICA Group customers for a fixed fee of $1,000 plus GST and disbursements.

Drafting the by-law and general meeting motion

$1,000

Plus GST and disbursements

Know what is included

Not all by-laws are the same

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By-law
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Establish if additional by-laws are required to support this by-law Cyan tick Cyan tick Cyan cross
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Motion
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Professional advice
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Book a free consultation today

When it comes to by-law and legal services, our team at Kemps Petersons surpass the rest with their expertise and competitive prices.

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