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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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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SSKB strata managers, looks at what a strata community needs to do when an OC or Body Corporate committee member resigns

What Happens When A Committee Member Resigns – Qld

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A committee member may resign for many reasons – the sale of the property, other commitments, even just a need for a change. If the committee member decides not to wait until the annual general meeting to stand down, there are procedures that have to

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SSKB Community Managers looks at voting proxies in strata communities

Proxies And How They Work – Qld

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You can still have a say, even if you are unable attend your body corporate meetings. All lot owners can choose a proxy to represent them. To alert the body corporate that someone will be attending in your place, you need to appoint a proxy

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

Talking about A Resolution – Queensland

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  We’re talking about a resolution – and the different types you will encounter as a body corporate committee. In Queensland, many body corporate decisions have to be made at a general meeting and, depending on the subject to be discussed, several different resolutions for

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The Role of a Community Manager – Queensland

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The SSKB team of professional Community Managers are fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully implement strategies to deal with the day-to-day operations of a body corporate or owners corporation community. But sometimes people get confused about the duties of a community

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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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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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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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