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Is a $10,000 parking fine overkill or justly deserved?

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To some, a $10,000 fine for illegally parking on the common property seems like overkill; to others, it might seem just the sort of action that should be dealt out more often! And depending on your individual experience with parking within an owners corporation (and

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Most commonly misunderstood issues related to strata living – The Committee

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It is often the case that lot owners misunderstand the difference between their committee and their body corporate manager. The committee is the executive arm of the body corporate. The committee has the duty of putting into effect the lawful decisions of the body corporate.

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at how Committee Members can deal with short-term letting through companies such as Stayz and Airbnb

You have the power!

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How many times do we hear people complaining about our politicians and the decisions they make? Sometimes, the phrasing of these complaints make it sound like politicians get into power by some unexplainable and inaccessible process, and that we, the members of the community, have

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What does my strata insurance cover in Queensland?

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Insurance requirements for strata titled properties can be confusing. Often it is hard to state as a general rule what is covered by the body corporate and what an owner is responsible for. When it comes to something as significant as insurance, it’s important that

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11 Tips for Effective Committee Meetings

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Ever sat through Committee Meeting after Committee Meeting and felt like nothing gets achieved? Well follow these 11 tips and get results. 1. Get quotes and reports. If there is a job you want to see done arrange for any necessary quotes and/or reports to

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How Healthy is Your Strata Community?

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  Just like having a healthy diet and exercise in your personal life is important, maintaining a healthy strata community is essential for the continued well being of your investment. How well is your community managing… 1. Work Health and Safety. Is your strata community

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Smoke-free Apartments in NSW

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  The Cancer Council has recently released the Achieving Smoke-free Apartments toolkit to assist owners corporations in NSW introduce smoke free by-laws. In NSW strata committees have the authority to ban smoking. Although a very contentious issue, introducing a smoke-free by-law is the most effective

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Building Management Statements – What exactly are they?

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  Some of you may have heard of this strange entity called a BMS. Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings involving Volumetric lots (which include Residential Lots – usually under a Body Corporate, with retail and commercial lots) to assist in the

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Persistent Parking Problems

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  Problems with parking in strata schemes across the country is not a new issue, and unfortunately, neither does it look like it will become a non-issue in the near future. So what can be done to help alleviate some of this parking pressure? The

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More Time for NSW Pool Owners to Get Compliant

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  Are you one of the lucky lot owners in NSW who owns a unit in a complex with pool? If so, you probably use this detail to distinguish your property from others in the leasing market, or to make it more attractive when you

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Claims Process Following a Catastrophic Event

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Brisbane Hail/Storm Event 27/11/2014 The storm was described in the local papers as the storm of the decade. Cyclone strength winds and large hail storms hit areas of Brisbane ranging from Forest Lake through to Milton, with suburbs such as Albion, Chermside and Aspley also

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Neighbourly Love

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When I was growing up, our neighbours were like family. The elderly couple Betty and Frank on the right would look after my sister and me after school until our parents finished work. They would indulge us with biscuits and let us watch TV. Our

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How SSKB Can Help With Difficult Tenants

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Difficult tenants can cause a lot of unwanted grief and also be a costly issue for owners and investors if you are not weary. Read this article to find out how SSKB can be of assistance.

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The Pitfalls of Payment Plans You Must Know

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Many lot owners find it increasingly difficult to pay their body corporate contributions by due date. In some circumstances the body corporate committee can approve reasonable payment plans to assist owners who find themselves in financial hardship. However, there are a number of pitfalls owners must be aware of before entering into a payment plan.

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The 4 Issues With the WH&S Act 2011 for Building Managers

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There is more responsibility than ever on on-site managers to fulfiltheir obligations in relation to the health and safety of workers, occupiers and visitors to the building under the new Work Health & Safety Act 2011. We have identified the 4 main issues for on-site managers , click ‘more’ to find out what they are, and learn how to minimise the risks.

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