LPG Safety in Strata Communities

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Reports in the news earlier this month of a St Kilda man injured in his apartment by an exploding LPG bottle has reinforced reminders for increased safety awareness for everyone living in strata communities. This is in addition to increased awareness by strata communities all

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Popular Plants for Common Gardens

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Well-maintained common property around your strata community not only improves your property visually, but can also impact on your property’s values.  Common property which can be greatly and easily improved includes all aspects of the gardening and grounds such as lawns, access roadways and swimming

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

Sinking Funds – Queensland

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A bodies corporate 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 can be spent on anticipated

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

Maintenance Funds – Victoria

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An owner’s corporation’s maintenance fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow an owners corporation to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building, in accordance with the scheme’s maintenance plan. The money in a maintenance fund can be spent on several different things. 

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

Capital Works Funds – NSW

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An owners corporation’s capital works fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow an OC to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a capital works fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it can be spent on

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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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In-home Tech For Apartment Living

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SSKB Strata Managers is taking a look at some to the high tech gizmos and gadgets to make apartment living even better. Some of the things we’re featuring are high concept, others are available to purchase right now. Sometimes apartment living – and its space

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SSKB Strata Managers reviews the legislation on pool fences for Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

In The Swim For Safety

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As the Aussie summer chases thousands of people to seek relief in the comfort of the many pools Australian homes and apartment blocks have to offer, enjoying a relaxing swim comes with the inherent but tragic risk of accidental drowning. As recently as 11 January

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Is your swimming pool compliant? Contact StarBMS for an inspection and report

Pool Safety Signs Mandatory – Queensland

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A reminder to all pool owners that to keep their property compliant, the Queensland Government requires, from 1 January 2017, that any new CPR signs or existing CPR signs being replaced must: show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in ‘ANZCOR Guideline 8 –

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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 shares commonsense personal safety tips for property managers and resident unit managers

11 Essential Inspection Safety Tips for Property Managers

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This article first appeared in Residential Property Manager and is reproduced with kind permission. by Darren Hunter Every property manager places their safety at risk when they enter a property. However, most property managers do not take precautions to reduce the potential risks they face.

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Ben Brings a Fresh View to Valley Living

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It’s 10am and Fortitude Valley, the party of heart of Brisbane, is coming alive for the day. Some of its most colourful characters won’t emerge for another 12 hours, but the Valley’s quirky off-beat charm is unmistakable – even during daylight hours. Like so much

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Internal Improvements – Is Permission Required? – Queensland

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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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