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 hundred strata by-laws for strata and community schemes all across Sydney.


Building Defects

Building Defects Claims

We have the experience to assist our clients in all aspects of building defects claims.

Debt & Levy Recovery Specialists

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We have the experience to assist our clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, property litigation and general litigation.

Capped Legal Fees – NCAT Strata Disputes

We are pleased to offer our clients capped legal fees for Strata Disputes in the Consumer and Commercial Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) (excluding third party invoiced disbursements). This provides our clients with certainty on the maximum amount of our legal fees they will pay in their matter up to and including a 1 day hearing in NCAT (excluding 2 day hearings, appeals, claims for costs, costs applications and third party invoiced disbursements). If our legal fees exceed the agreed cap, we will not charge our client for our fees above the cap.  If the matter is resolved for an amount under the cap, our client only pays that amount plus GST and third party invoiced disbursements.  To find out more, contact us at 

Professional Strata Lawyers


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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.

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Owners Corporation Unable to Convince Supreme Court of NSW for Building Manager to Hand Over Contact Details of Owners Recorded on Strata Roll


Special By-law Package

Special By-law Package A Special By-law is a strata by-law which sets out the process for an individual lot owner seeking the approval from the owners corporation to carry out renovation works to their lot and common property.  This type of strata by-law is also known...

Major Works By-law

What is a Major Works By-law? A Major Works By-law is a strata by-law which sets out the process for lot owners seeking the approval from the owners corporation to carry out Major Works to their lot and common property.  This type of strata by-law is also known to...

NCAT Strata Disputes

We are pleased to offer our clients capped legal fees for Strata Disputes in the Consumer and Commercial Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) (excluding third party invoiced disbursements). This provides our clients with certainty on the...

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....


Jo Beat

Pobi Lawyers provided sound and considered advice at every step of a very stressful journey with the Owners Corporation. Michael was very empathetic, stepping me patiently through the options available to which resulted in a great outcome, and the passing of the contested bylaw. Michael checked-in to ensure the Managing Agent was following process and to answer ad hoc questions throughout the process. Pobi Lawyers deep understanding of Strata law, attention to detail and outstanding client support resulted in a successful outcome. I highly recommend Pobi Lawyers to manage you Strata matters.

Samantha Britton

Very satisfied with the advice provided by Michael and Ian on our Strata issue. Would highly recommend anyone who needs legal advice on Strata matters.

C Freels, Strata Manager

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.

Alfred Yiu

Michael is very responsive, went above and beyond to help with drafting my kitchen and bathroom renovation by-law. my strata committee had changes to the by-law and Michael was quickly to suggest changes in response to the strata committee. Very helpful and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking for a strata title lawyer!

Robert Bialowas

Michael is very thorough and knowledgeable in Strata Law and the the complexity of Common Property By-laws… I am an owner in a Hostile and Borderline Strata Plan. I highly recommend the peace of mind of certainty around knowing the law around certain matters rather than hoping for the best. Thanks Michael for your assistance

Jock O'Keefe

My wife and I would like to send you our gratitude, and great thanks, for standing by all the drama that unfolded. Your help to us was invaluable and I would recommend you to anyone needing strata legal advice.

Nathan Jo

Michael was very knowledgeable and reliable that took the stress away from us settling dispute with strata. He has strong attention to details and great willingness to understand the situation. He was considerate and always explained the best possible actions forward. I would recommend Pobi Lawyer to anyone who needs professional assistance in strata law related matters

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

Yvonne Anastas

I used Pobi Lawyers for a legal services matter and was extremely happy with the service I received from Michael. He was very knowledgeable about my situation and always available to provide the best possible advise for me. Thanks Michael!


“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!

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