Using The SSKB Portal For Self Service – VIC/NSW

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As a lot owner in an SSKB managed building, you have access to the SSKB portal. The portal is a one stop shop for documents and information relating to your owners corporation, as well as links to SSKB’s latest news articles. The portal is updated

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Using The SSKB Portal For Self Service – QLD

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As a lot owner in an SSKB managed building, you have access to the SSKB portal. The portal is a one stop shop for documents and information relating to your body corporate, as well as links to SSKB’s latest news articles. The portal is updated

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Lighting Up

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By Mark Mellick of Active Lawyers There is one question “lighting up” body corporate forums. Committees are increasingly asking – Can we ban smoking? The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Regularly we get asked to draft a bylaw prohibiting smoking in lots, on balconies

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Water, Water, Everywhere It Shouldn’t Be – Queensland

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Afternoon thunderstorms are part and parcel of living in most areas of Queensland.  And while the prospect of torrential downpour rolling in out of nowhere to mercifully take the sting out of the heat of the day is a very enticing one, it also brings

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Saving Electricity Made Easy

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Christmas is coming and every dollar saved now means a little more money in the bank for seasonal entertainment. And one of the places you can save money is on your electricity bill. If your strata community is taking advantage of your bulk buying power, you

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Water, Water, Everywhere It Shouldn’t Be – New South Wales

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Afternoon thunderstorms are part and parcel of living in most areas of New South Wales.  And while the prospect of torrential downpour rolling in out of nowhere to mercifully take the sting out of the heat of the day is a very enticing one, it

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Dive Into Pool Safety!

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If your strata community has a swimming pool, it is a pretty sure bet that your place will be a favourite destination for friends and families this summer. The Royal Life Saving Society’s annual drowning report noted that in 2014-2015, 271 people drowned in Australia.

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The Role Of An Owners Corporation Manager

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There are two parts to the role of an Owners Corporation Manager: the process and the people. While some might argue that the processes an Owners Corporation Manager deals with are the most important part of the job, let me tell you why I think

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Behind the Scenes at SSKB

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At SSKB, the effective management of your strata community is as important to us as it is to you. While our Community Management team is your main point of contact, we have a number of dedicated departments working behind the scenes to ensure that everything

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Do Committee Decisions Influence Property Values?

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An enriching part of the strata living experience is exposure to variety and diversity. After all, they do say variety is the spice of life! However, when decisions on expenditure, upgrades and projects must be made collectively, this range of varying opinions and personalities can

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The Role Of A Body Corporate Manager

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There are two parts to the role of a Body Corporate Manager: the process and the people. While some might argue that the processes a Body Corporate Manager deals with are the most important part of the job, let me tell you why I think

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Understanding By-Laws

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By-laws are a complex and challenging area of strata living. When discussions about by-laws are full of legal terminology that even lawyers have difficult interpreting, what chance does the average person have of understanding it all? By-laws are made to facilitate the administration and harmony

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Owners Corporation Rules – Victoria

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We’ve recently become aware of some confusion on the part of a few of our Victorian lot owners about the rules which govern living in owners corporations. Contrary to the beliefs of some, strata managers don’t make the rules by which owners must abide! In

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