Finding high quality contractors can be a challenging task

Sourcing quality trade contractors

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Does your property need some urgent repair work? Perhaps you’re looking for some long term upgrades? One of the most important things a Resident Unit Manager should consider when answering these questions is how they are going to source quality trade contractors.  The abilities of

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SSKB strata managers profiles Facilities Management Victoria (FMV)

Facilities Management Victoria Raises The Standard

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One of the cornerstones of an effective strata community is working closely with both the committee and the strata manager is the Facility Manager. More than just a caretaker or a maintenance person, facilities management covers a comprehensive range of services including project management, defect

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SSKB - Strata Managers reminds you to check your smoke alarms April 1

Sweeping Changes To Queensland’s Smoke Alarm Laws

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Queensland strata communities are being urged to upgrade smoke detectors to comply with new state laws passed at the end of August. From 1 January, 2017 all new buildings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms of the home and

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SSKB strata managers examines changes to proxy voting in NSW Owners Corporations

Proxy Voting – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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SSKB strata managers looks at changes to NSW legislation regarding renovations in strata communities.

New Laws Make Owners Renovations Easier – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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SSKB Strata managers reviews NSW strata law legislation changes to come in force in 30 November 2016

New Law Affects Levies and Capital Expenditure Funds – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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SSKB Strata managers advises NSW Owners Corporations to be familiar with legislative changes which now include tenant participation

New Strata Laws Include Tenants – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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SSKB Strata managers reminds all NSW Owners Corporation communities to review and update their by-law as per the new legislation

Model By-Laws To Set The Standard – NSW

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By-laws – NSW New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at herb gardens in apartments

Herbs At Home – Apartment Friendly Plants

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One of the compromises of apartment living is not having your own personal green space. But even the most avowed ‘brown thumb’ would concede that having a thriving herb garden would be a handy addition. Best of all, herb gardens are easy to grow and

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SSKB encourages lot owners to participate by joining their body corporate or owners corporation committee

Joining Your Community Committee

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As the owner of a unit or apartment, you are a member of an exclusive group – the Body Corporate (or Owners Corporation) of your community. It’s like being a shareholder in a company and, as a result, you have the right to be involved

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No matter what it's called, it will always be home. SSKB looks at building names

What’s In A Name?

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, would by any other name smell as sweet. It might all be the same to William Shakespeare, but for developers and people who buy apartments, a name is very important indeed. A name is vital

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You have the power – lot owners in Victoria

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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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You have the power – lot owners in New South Wales!

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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 New South Wales?

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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 owners corporation and what an owner is responsible for. When it comes to something as significant as insurance, it’s important that

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What does my strata insurance cover in Victoria?

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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 owners corporation and what an owner is responsible for. When it comes to something as significant as insurance, it’s important that

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