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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Important Changes to Terrorism Insurance Scheme

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SSKB recently received notification regarding changes by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) regarding an extension to the definition of a commercial building and this will affect some strata communities from 1 July 2017. The following is an excerpt from Insurance Aid General Brokers (IAGB),

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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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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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FREE Seminar for all Body Corporate Committees & Resident Unit Managers

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Calling all Body Corporate Committees and Resident Unit Managers! Discover how to: Access building management and compliance experts for FREE Create a complaint building management system Use a building management system to make you money Use great record keeping as the key to mitigating risk.

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SSKB helps ensure that your Body Corporate Insurance is up to date

Insurance Renewal For Body Corporate – Qld

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The Queensland Government has announced a review into the state’s property laws including the Body Corporate Community and Management Act 1997 and other community titles legislation including body corporate governance issues. The review period ends on the 22nd of February. This follows on the heels

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SSKB talks about insurance types used in strata communities

Insurance? Covering The Basics

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Are you covered? Are you sure? Navigating the insurance maze in a strata community can be complex, so before you rush in to purchase contents insurance, we recommend you talk to your body corporate/owners corporation committee about the strata insurance policy to find out what

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SSKB helps ensure that your Body Corporate Insurance is up to date

Investigating Insurance – Going Undercover

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During the 18th century, in the days before municipal fire departments, building owners paid insurance companies to send their own fire fighters to stop a blaze. Bad luck if the first fire fighters on the scene didn’t belong to your insurer – they wouldn’t fight

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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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What does my strata insurance cover in Queensland?

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

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Claims Process Following a Catastrophic Event

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Brisbane Hail/Storm Event 27/11/2014 The storm was described in the local papers as the storm of the decade. Cyclone strength winds and large hail storms hit areas of Brisbane ranging from Forest Lake through to Milton, with suburbs such as Albion, Chermside and Aspley also

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Ensure You’re Insured

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Kristi Harris Having worked in the strata industry for some time, one of the most common stories I hear is unit owners or occupiers not having the right insurance and being left out of pocket for damaged property, even when not at fault. I regularly

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