Strata Title Law Specialists

Specialists in Strata Law & Strata Litigation


Specialist advice & services; Law of Strata & Community Title, Drafting simple & complex Strata by-laws, Strata & Community Title Litigation, NCAT Applications.

Strata By Laws Specialists

Specialists in Strata By Laws


Michael Pobi has drafted over one thousand strata by-laws for strata and community schemes all across Sydney.


Building Defects

Building Defects Claims and Dispute Resolution


We have the experience to assist our clients in all aspects of building defects claims, strata title litigation, commercial, property and general litigation.

Debt & Levy Recovery Specialists

Debt & Levy Recovery


Debt & Levy recovery solutions to keep your business moving

Helping Lot Owners To Succeed Is Our Passion!

Professional Strata Lawyers


Reliable Personal Service

Reliable, Personal Service

Specialist Legal Advice

Specialist Legal Advice

Strategic and Practical Strata Law Advice

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Pobi Lawyers is one of Sydney’s leading specialist strata law firms in Sydney which is committed to providing a high level of Strata & Community Title Law advice and services to the strata industry and community.

Our technical proficiency and direct client – lawyer communication ensure that our clients’ legal requirements are met.

The firm’s principal Michael Pobi is highly regarded for his personal service and strategic advice which genuinely add value for his clients. Michael has been a specialist strata lawyer for over 11 years.

We act for lot owners, owners corporations, strata committees, community associations, developers, members of building management committees, strata managing agents and property lawyers.

Our business hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Our Article

Cosmetic Works and Minor Works – A Brief Introduction

Cosmetic Works and Minor Works - A Brief Introduction  In this brief introductory video, I discuss cosmetic works and minor renovations under the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015.  To listen, click...

Is Now A Good Time to Renovate? Do I need a Special By-law?

Is Now A Good Time to Renovate? Do I Need a Special By-law? With recent media reports that the east coast housing market downturn is showing signs of recovery (at least for now) and the RBA noted at its July 2019 meeting that conditions in the established housing...

Strata Lawyer Business Hours Extended

We are pleased to announce that we have extended our business hours to accommodate our clients needs. We are now available from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday.  We trust that you will take advantage of our longer hours.  We look forward to serving you.   Kind...

How to Apply for NCAT Interim Orders under Section 231 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

Introduction In strata disputes, an interim order is a type of urgent order which may be requested by an applicant lot owner or owners corporation in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal ("NCAT") under section 231 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 ("Act")...

How to Appoint a Compulsory Strata Manager under Section 237 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

Introduction Strata disputes between lot owners in strata schemes arise for many reasons including, but not limited to, the lack of maintenance and repair of common property, the refusal to raise special levies to meet such costs, the strata committee's inability or...

NCAT orders removal of security cameras on common property installed by lot owner

Please note that the information contained in this article is for information purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon. You should obtain legal advice before you take any action or otherwise rely upon the contents of this article....

The Owners – Strata Plan 30198 v Barnes [2018] NSWCATCD 8 – In keeping with the rest of the building

In Keeping With The Rest of the Building In the recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision of The Owners – Strata Plan 30198 v Barnes [2018] NSWCATCD 8 the Tribunal was required to determine the meaning of the words "in keeping with the rest of the...

Unreasonable Refusal to Make a By-Law – What Can a Lot Owner Do?

Introduction With the increasing number of people living in strata schemes, many owners are trying to find ways to add more value to their unit, townhouse or villa by way of renovations and/or obtaining exclusive use rights over valuable areas of common property...

Restraining Strata Lawyers from Representing Clients in NCAT Proceedings

Introduction In this article I propose to address the not uncommon situation of where a party to legal proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal objects to another party being legally represented by a particular lawyer or a particular law firm on the...

The Owners Strata Plan No 30521 v Shum [2018] NSWCATAP 15: NCAT Appeal Panel Reduces Damages Claim for Breach of Section 106 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015

On 8 January 2018, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal's Appeal Panel handed down the long awaited decision in The Owners Strata Plan No 30521 v Shum [2018] NSWCATAP 15.  The Tribunal Proceedings before the Appeal  By way of background, in the original Tribunal...


Bill Ryder

“Dear Michael

Thank you sincerely for all your outstanding work in the matter of our Child Care Centre. I’m full of admiration for your straightforwardness, attention to detail and persistence. You were very diligent in keeping me and ensuring I was always informed, kept to your fee estimate and extremely professional. As you know we have already recommended you to others and will continue to do so. We are very grateful, Life Property Group Pty Ltd”.

A recent testimonial from a client of mine Life Property Group


“Thank you very much. You’re very insightful and we would have confidence recommending you to anyone requiring strata advice.”

M. Shetab

I would like express my personal thanks for all your help and support through out our strata issues and NCAT application.In all my dealings with you, I found you to be very down to earth, highly intelligent and extremely approachable. I also appreciate that you have always available on the phone and via email.I can not speak highly enough of you and have already recommended you to others and will recommend you time and time again.

I was extremely impressed with your professionalism and the way that nothing was a problem whenever I asked anything of you. That is pretty rare in my experience and just wanted to say thanks.

J. Pauling

“Having dealt with large numbers of lawyers over the years I have observed that there are very good lawyers and also not-so-good lawyers. You very much fall into the “very good lawyer category”.

S. Mariani

“Thank you so much for your efforts and assistance in getting this done. You’ve proven to be very professional and responsive; I’d be confident with providing your contact details should someone in my surrounding require similar services”.

R. Favetti

“I have dealt with Michael and engaged him in a strata dispute. Michael’s commitment, knowledge and actions were of a high quality, best practice lawyer working for his client’s interest and best outcome. I recommend Michael to any person who requires specialist advice on strata and community title.”

J.G. Sydney

“Michael has an impressive level of knowledge and understanding of NSW strata laws.  I found that Michael devoted meticulous attention and focus to the work he performed for me.  He applied his knowledge fastidiously to produce not just legally sound advice but also commercially savvy recommendations as well.  I found Michael to be a skilled communicator – working with him was easy.  Michael worked hard to always ensure the options and proposed way forward were clear and understood.  Having dealt with numerous lawyers throughout my own legal career I would happily recommend Michael as a ‘go to’ strata lawyer.”

M & SC - Sydney

“Michael Pobi of Pobi Lawyers handled our strata dispute and his level of professionalism and expertise achieved a positive outcome in our matter. If you are seeking legal advice or representation for strata law, we highly recommend Pobi Lawyers. Thank you.”

S. Foo

First of all, I would like to thank Michael for drafting the strata by-law I needed 3 days after I approached him. Throughout my dealings with Michael, I found him to be extremely prompt, approachable and professional. He responded to all my emails and phone calls promptly which is extremely rare based on my experience with other firms. As a result of his prompt action, the anxiety of waiting was significantly reduced and I also achieved some cost savings. Therefore, I will recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for a competent strata lawyer who will act in his/her best interest and charge a competitive and reasonable fee.

G Cheung

Michael Pobi prepared a bylaw for my bathroom renovation. Given the tight deadline, I could not fault his fantastic speedy service and ease of correspondence. Highly recommended!.

T. Auckburally

I engaged Michael’s legal assistance on a Strata matter involving mediation and tribunal. Michael’s help was invaluable and his team was able to provide clarity and assistance throughout every step of the process. Michael was always contactable and was quick and thorough with everything that was needed. I highly recommend contacting Michael for any Strata matters. Thank-you for your help!

C Freels

I used Pobi Lawyers for strata bylaws issued and for builders warranty defects. Michael Pobi gave great service, and Iain Fairholm was terrific. I really appreciate their help & professionalism.I will definitely use Pobi Lawyers again.

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