SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

Do I Need Permission To Renovate? Qld

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You’ve been saving up, and you’ve decided renovating or improving your apartment sounds like a good idea.  You know what you want to do, how much it will cost you, and approximately how long it will take before you will be living in recently renovated

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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

Do I Need Permission To Renovate? Victoria

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You’ve been saving up, and you’ve decided renovating or improving your apartment sounds like a good idea.  You know what you want to do, how much it will cost you, and approximately how long it will take before you will be living in recently renovated

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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

Do I Need Permission To Renovate? NSW

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NEW SOUTH WALES – Internal Improvements – is permission required? (Do I need Permission?) You’ve been saving up, and you’ve decided renovating or improving your apartment sounds like a good idea.  You know what you want to do, how much it will cost you, and

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Understanding Owners Corporation Insurance – Vic

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block.  In Victoria, owners corporations are required to insure common property, public risk and every building which contains an owner’s lot (i.e. an

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Understanding Insurance – NSW

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block. Under section 160 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the owners corporation must insure the building under a damage policy (for

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Understanding Body Corporate Insurance – Qld

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block.  In Queensland, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act requires the body corporate to insure common property, body corporate assets, public risk and every

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Maintenance – don’t be ‘penny wise and pound foolish’

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Short on funds?  When committees are looking for somewhere to make some savings, one of the easiest places to look can be at maintenance.  Committees may believe saving is good and spending is bad, or vice versa, and it is often tempting to forego basic

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The increasing popularity of electric cars poses special issues for strata communities

Electric Vehicle Charging for Strata

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As the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry grows in Australia, the need to get a more proactive glance at EV charging issues and solutions for strata buildings is at large. ​ Not only is there a projection for EV to be 31.9% of the nations yearly

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"within 14 days" is not the same as "not less than 14 days"

Don’t Be Undone By A Typo

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By Mario Esera, Special Counsel – Litigation HWL Ebsworth Lawyers  Disputes between Bodies Corporate and their caretakers are not uncommon. Typically they are resolved promptly and inexpensively. Unfortunately, that was not the case for the Body Corporate for The Rocks Resort. Their dispute with their

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SSKB Strata Managers shares an article by Stratum Legal about common area airspace rights.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Crane – Construction Cranes In Common Area Airspace

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Reproduced with kind permission of  Michael Kleinschmidt, Legal Practitioner Director, Stratum Legal. Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s “crane index” has shot through the roof in South-East Queensland. But what happens when a Developer wants to swing a crane through your Common Property airspace? The

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SSKB strata managers looks at parking issues that may be plaguing your strata community

Park It!

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There can be nothing more frustrating than coming home after a long day to your apartment to find another car in your allocated car park.  Equally as frustrating can be finding dedicated visitor’s parking spaces chock full of cars which have been there for a

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SSKB strata managers recommends lot owners check with the legislation as well as their neighbours when it comes to renovations.

Renovation Rescue

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One of the big confusions experienced by people new to strata living is understanding the difference between your private property (your lot) and common property (which belongs to every owner). It might seem straight forward to think that everything within your four walls is your

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Queensland Property Law Review Update

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The Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a review of Queensland’s property laws for the Queensland Government. The review includes an examination of issues arising under legislation governing ownership, use and dealings in real property in

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Occupational Health and Safety for RUMs

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One of the most important duties of RUMS, Caretakers and Property Managers is ensuring the scheme is fully up to date with occupational health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised occupational health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in a workplace has an

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Star BMS

Seven (Potentially) Deadly Sins

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It’s the small details that count – and when it comes to safety, those small details matter in big ways. The Star BMS team has noticed that many strata communities experience fall foul of seven simple but very important faults. But the good news is,

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