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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.



What do our customers have to say about us? Read below our satisfied customer testimonials with regards to drafting their own by-laws and our cost-effective, quick, and easy strata by-law drafting process.

I found it yesterday and have now finished the draft and sent on to my Strata Manager for approval at next AGM. You have saved me a lot of money to allow me to do it myself which I greatly appreciate.

Caroline Wood, Owner

Easy to use & so much better priced than having a lawyer doing it. Highly recommended!

Nicholas Coyle, Owner

Bannerman’s DIY By-Law program was a huge help to getting our project started quickly via strata approval. Rather than spending time and money with lawyers to draft one up, we were able to easily move through the online By-Law creation and submit it same day for approval! This is a no-brainer solution to an otherwise slow and frustrating process.

Dean Macro, Owner

I have used Bannermans DIY by-laws 4 times in the last 12 months and had great results. The process is simple for anyone to use and can be completed in less than 30 minutes no problems. All 4 have been successfully passed and I would happily use this service again.

Tom Clifton, Property Manager

I found the Bannerman’s DIY By-Laws quick and easy to use. Bannermans’ follow up offering further support was also a great part of the service. My Strata Committee wanted to make some additions to the proposed by-law, and Bannermans promptly provided a word copy to facilitate this.

Gavin Jones, Owner

The DIY By-Law platform made, what I anticipated to be a difficult process, quick and easy. It only took about ten minutes to complete.

Lynne Ainsworth, Owner

I have been referring owners to the Bannermans Lawyers DIY By-Law since its inception. This platform provides a simple to use, quick and cost-effective option for owners to obtain by-laws. These DIY By-Laws go a long way in simplifying a stressful process for the owners during the approval process. Well done Bannermans Lawyers!

Mark Louis, Vital Strata Management

It was a real relief to find the service because I wasn’t looking forward to long and unnecessary discussions with lawyers for the sake of creating a simple by-law. The process walked me through a series of questions, and I had the document I needed in just a few minutes. Simple, quick, easy to use and very cost effective.

Colin Wood, Owner

Very useful for small renovations where cost is a factor, this was not a complex by-law and simple change was completed with minimal fuss and time, I would definitely use the system again.

Mark Taylor, Owner

I was referred to Bannermans DIY By-Laws by my Strata Manager and found the Software platform easy to use and effective in the update of the template with my relevant requirements for Strata Plan unit renovation for approval. The By-Law documents produced looked very professional.I would use the service again and was happy with the outcome and I thought the cost was fair.

Jim Thomas, Owner

The platform was very good, very easy and would recommend. Also very affordable and instant results!

George Kara, Owner

I thought the DIY process was actually a fabulous service. It was clear, easy to follow and has been the least stressful aspect of the renovations works

Tanya, Owner

Very easy to use and helpful. Great Service – will recommend

Phyllisse Stanton, Owner

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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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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