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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Register For Safety

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A little record-keeping is all it takes for strata communities to improve health and safety. The following three registers can provide your community with peace of mind. Register of Contractors Indemnity Register Safe Working Method Statement A Register of Contractors lists approved licensed and reputable

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Approving Invoices Is Easy Through The Hub

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Keeping track of invoices for your body corporate or owners corporation is quick and convenient with the Invoice Hub. The Invoice Hub is easy to use, save you time and give you more control over the approval of invoices. Some of the other benefits include:

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Have You Had A Building Valuation Lately?

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Regular building valuations for strata managed (multi-tenanted) properties are not only required by law, but they also make good sense. Property valuations can affect the price of commercial and residential strata insurance premiums, the currency of your insurance and the payout of total loss claims.

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SSKB Strata Managers takes a look at the types of resolutions found in strata meetings

Tenants Attending Lot Owner Meetings

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SSKB has recently had some enquiries relating to whether tenants are permitted to attend general and Annual General Meetings of body corporate/owners corporation committees.  In this article, we take a look at the laws for Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Queensland Strata communities in

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Safe And Sound: Security In Strata Schemes – Queensland

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Ensuring security in community schemes is a balancing act. On one hand, it must balance the privacy of owners and occupiers, and ensure their rights are not impinged upon.  On the other, it must balance the safety and security of these owners and occupiers, and

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Strata News Weekly – 27 July 2017

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Owners in strata communities are watching with interest, the increase in popularity of short-term letting web sites such as AirBNB and how governments in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland are addressing the fast moving ‘sharing economy’. SSKB Strata managers has a wrap up on

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Dealing With Water Damage – Who Is Responsible?

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Water has an incredible ability to find its way into all sorts of strange places.  In community schemes, this can quickly fudge the outlines of who is responsible for water damage.  So who should you be talking to if you suffer water damage?  And what

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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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Strata News Weekly – 9 June 2017

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Hoons turn Gold Coast’s most prestigious beachfront suburbs into drag strips after dusk HOONS on modified motorcycles or in sports cars are turning the Gold Coast’s most prestige beachfront suburbs into drag strip after dusk. Business leader Max Christmas revealed he has written to the

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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 looks at by-laws and rules for residents new to a strata community

Moving Into A Strata Community

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Moving into a strata community opens the door to a whole new style of living which is quite different to owning or renting a stand-alone residence. The main difference is by-laws, or rules, which govern each strata complex. By-laws/rules are set by all owners and

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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

Do I Need Permission To Renovate? Qld

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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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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

Do I Need Permission To Renovate? NSW

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NEW SOUTH WALES – Internal Improvements – is permission required? (Do I need Permission?) 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

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