SSKB looks at why morning meetings are best

Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Meetings are an important and inevitable part of body corporate life. Each body corporate/owners corporation will have one AGM, possibly an EGM, and a number of committee meetings throughout the year. Strata managers and committee members alike want these meetings to be efficient and worthwhile. Though many

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Insurance Certificate of Currency will soon be available through StrataMax for SSKB Strata Management clients

Strata FAQ: Insurance Certificates

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Question: My strata community charges an annual fee for insurance on the lot as an apportion of the insurance taken out by them. Are they obliged to provide a copy of any that an insurer would normally provide, such as Insurance Certificate, Production Disclosure /

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SSKB welcomes Newstead Towers to our community

Newstead Towers

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We’re delighted to welcome a new community to the SSKB family. Newstead Towers encompasses 314 of Brisbane’s finest new apartments in spacious one, two or three-bedroom configurations. It boasts features and facilities rarely seen in such an affordable mixed use project, including its very own

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Energy efficiency is possible in strata communities. SSKB looks at some of the options.

Ideas For Going Green

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It can be easy going green, and the long term benefits could include financial savings as well as ecological ones. Encouraging green planting in and around buildings – especially creating green shade on balconies that receive a blast of western sun – can reduce the

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SSKB looks at Sinking Funds/Maintenance Funds for Strata Communities

Sinking Funds Explained – Queensland

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What is a sinking fund? A body corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a body corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a sinking fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it

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In the Pink with Interior Design Inspiration

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Feeling a little stressed? Looking for serenity amid the hustle and bustle of a busy life? Perhaps a change of interior colour might be the ticket. The colour experts at Pantone announced earlier this year that its colour of the year would be shared by

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Body Corporate Assistance for Queenslanders

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In addition to the assistance provided to you by your SSKB Community Manager, lot owners can receive general information and have questions answered by the Office of Body Corporate and Community Management. The Government Department has an online enquiry form which lot owners can access

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Oxford on Boardwalk, SSKB are proud to be strata managers

Introducing Oxford on Boardwalk

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We interview Les Riley, Treasurer of Oxford on Boardwalk, Bulimba. Property Profile Location – Oxford on Boardwalk, Oxford Street, Bulimba. Property Type – Apartments and ground floor restaurant What is it that you love about this place? My wife and I are empty nesters. I was

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SSKB looks at the role of a body corporate/owners corporation secretary.

The Role Of A Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Secretary

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In a body corporate, a new committee is elected at each annual general meeting by the lot owners. This committee is responsible for the administrative and day-to-day running of the body corporate, including making decisions on the behalf of lot owners, and enforcing lawful decisions

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SSKB recommends body corporate and woenrs corporation committees scheduling important safety inspections

Strata FAQ: Who’s Responsible? Qld

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and

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

April Check For Smoke Alarms

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Don’t be an April fool – Replace your smoke detector battery next week. The fire services of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia recommend smoke detector batteries be replaced on April 1 – an easy date to remember. For New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia

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SSKB Strata Managers - the "Friends" effect is a big draw for apartment living

Friends Effect on Strata Living Trends

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by Bethany King Were you one of the many who loved watching shows like Friends and Sex and the City in the late nineties and early naughties (or even love catching the midday replays today)? Did the idea of having an inner city apartment from

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SSKB strata managers looks at the pros and cons of timber flooring

Floored By Choice – Qld

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Timber flooring is a popular choice for many households in Australia for their attractive and polished appearance. While this is rarely an issue for those living in houses, the existence of timber flooring in a strata scheme can create problems. Most issues revolving around timber

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Strata FAQ: Setting Precedents – Qld

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Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and owners corporation committees across Australia. If you have a question

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Gabba Central Is Now A Tale With A Happy Ending

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Gabba Central is the place that Mick built. Well to be more accurate, this is the place that Mick Sharp and the Gabba Central body corporate rebuilt with the help of strata managers SSKB. The story of Gabba Central in Brisbane’s inner city suburb of

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