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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Strata Financial Audits – Good Governance & Best Practice

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Is your strata community following the law and administrative best practice? An annual financial statement audit is a legal requirement for Body Corporate and Owners Corporation communities, but even more importantly, an independent third-party audit provides peace of mind for all lot owners and committee

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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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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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Strata News Weekly Round Up – 26 May, 2017

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We’re starting a new feature – a weekly wrap up of strata news in the media: Week ending 26 May, 2017 Woman wins four-year legal battle over gap in sliding doors When strata owner Dr Anne Davis noticed rain blowing through a gap in the

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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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Occupational Health and Safety for RUMs

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One of the most important duties of RUMS, Caretakers and Property Managers is ensuring the scheme is fully up to date with occupational health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised occupational health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in a workplace has an

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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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Finding high quality contractors can be a challenging task

Don’t Get Sued!

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Committee Members, especially those acting voluntarily, are at risk of being held financially and possibly criminally responsible for deaths or injuries that occur within their strata communities. In 2016, 157 Australians have died in work place incidents and strata communities are not immune from liability.

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Catching The Drift – New South Wales

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One of the most popular articles we’ve written for the SSKB newsletter has been on smoking. It is one of the vexed issues of our times – especially in strata communities where committees have to balance competing interests of occupiers who each have the right

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SSKB Strata Managers has some easy to follow advice for building strong strata communities

Community Building Ideas

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Many people living in an apartment property can go for years without knowing their neighbour’s names, let alone what they do or where they come from. Saying hello in the hallway is about as far as it gets for community minded interaction for many people.

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Fortunately most lot owners don't have villainous Raymond Burr to contend with

Seven Movies To Write Home About

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We’re at the end of another year at SSKB and we’d like to thank you for another successful year. In addition to providing important information and advice for your strata community, we also like to have a little fun. We’d love to leave you with

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Position Vacant: Developer Consultancy Team Support Officer

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Dateline: 8 November 2016 SSKB is a market leader in Strata and Property Management! We are one of the fastest growing and leading Body Corporate Management and Developer consulting service organisations in Australia. Our industry leading Developer Consulting Team is second to none, and provides

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Make A Clean Sweep This Spring

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Spring cleaning may not sound like the world’s most enjoyable task but it doesn’t have to be daunting – or laden with chemicals. Since space is always limited in units, a spring clean is the perfect excuse to review everything worn, damaged, or simply unwanted.

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