Michael Teys is a strata consultant having previously had more than 30 years in private practice as a strata lawyer. He has also owned and operated strata management companies and management rights of strata buildings. He has a Bachelor of Laws, is a fellow of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers, and the author of ‘Growing Up; How Strata Titles Bodies Might Learn to Behave’ (Major Street Publishing, 2015).
Michael and strata lawyer, Phillippa Russell invented the concept of strata renewal and wrote the first Australian paper on the topic that lead to law reform in this area in 2015; Michael Teys and Phillippa Russell, ‘Renewing our Strata Titled City: The Beginning of a Better End’ (A study for City of Sydney and The Property Council of Australia, 2000).
Currently, Michael is working extensively in the area of strata renewal negotiating commercial arrangements between strata owners and developers for:
Building defect bond management
For strata renewal clients, Michael consults with other lawyers, instructs lawyers writing strata renewal plans, negotiates agreements with developers and owners, manages owner communications, and arranges finance. Michael has a unique set of skills for this field derived from his legal and commercial interests as a strata manager, and management rights owner.
Michael is the host of “The Strata Show”, screening weekly on MyPropertyTv.com.au on Monday nights at 6pm. He previously appeared on television for many years with Margaret Lomas on Your Money, Your Call and Property Success for Sky News Business Channel.
Michael is an international open water swimmer having swum the English Channel in 2014, the Catalina Channel USA in 2017 and the 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island, New York in September 2018. He has been awarded the 198th Triple Crown of World Open Water Swimming by the World Open Water Swimming Association. His next international swim is the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland in August 2019. You can learn more about Michael’s swims and fundraising for Lifeline at www.feedtofeed.com