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Step 1 Draft the By-Law

Using DIY By-Laws you can easily add your lot details, select what areas you are renovating and attach the relevant plans to create a by-law and motion instantly! Your by-law will describe any impact there may be to common property (for example, waterproofing in bathroom, moving plumbing or external walls).

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Step 2 Before the Meeting

You will now need to give your draft by-law and consent form to your strata manager to be included in the agenda for the next annual general meeting. If there is not one coming up anytime soon, ask your strata manager the fee to call a meeting.

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Step 3 The Agenda

The strata manager will attach your motion to the agenda and be sent out to owners in your strata scheme 21 days before the meeting.

Make sure you have also given your consent form to the strata manager before the meeting.

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Step 4 The General Meeting

Your motion will be discussed at the AGM and details will be reviewed. Then a vote will be taken by all owners attending (and via proxy) the AGM on your motion. This will be specially resolved and you will get approval or could be asked to provide changes or more detail. A majority vote will get this approved.

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Step 5 Consolidation

Once this has been resolved, the new by-law needs to be added to full list of by-laws, thereby consolidating the new one with the existing by-laws.


DIY By-Laws can assist you with this step too!

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Step 6 Registration

The new by-law must be registered with Land Registry Services within 6 months.

A lawyer, your strata manager or DIY By-Laws can also assist you with this step.

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Step 7 Start Your Renovation!

Now that you have completed all the necessary steps you can start your renovations.


About DIY By-Laws

The DIY By-Laws Strata team understands the need to provide strata owners and strata managers alike with a client-focused and cost-effective approach to Strata Bylaws.

In 2019 we were excited to launch our DIY By-Law platform, which was created to assist owners with their renovations and allow them to create their own motions and by-laws instantly online.

Our innovative tool guides you through a series of steps to allow you to generate all your required documents at a fraction of the cost.

DIY By-Laws make the process of renovating your apartment, villa, or townhouse as easy and problem-free as possible, by guiding you through a series of steps to allow the user to generate their required documents at a fraction of the cost.

The DIY By-Laws industry expertise and the ability to provide clients with practical solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner has made them Sydney’s leading DIY By-Laws firm.

Our by-laws are drafted by a team of leading strata title lawyers who ensure that your by-laws are compliant and suitable for your strata community.

Awards and Recognition

2021 / Finalist / Excellence in Innovation

Strata Community Australia Industry Awards for Excellence

Your DIY By-Laws Team

Our specialist team appreciates the unique and complex aspects of each legal issue involved within the strata and development industry.

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David Bannerman


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Matthew Jenkins


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Paul Wiseman

Special Counsel

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Marketing/Project Manager

Contact us

Please reach out for any reason at all. Our friendly staff are ready to help.

Postal address

PO Box 514

T (02) 9929 0226
F (02) 8920 2427

ABOUT US: DIY By-Laws is a division of leading strata law firm, Bannermans Lawyers. We are an innovative law firm, constantly striving to develop and create solutions for our clients and our industry and this platform is part of our vision to deliver digital legal services to the Australian property and strata industries.

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