Who’s Responsible For Pest Control In An Owners Corporation

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Summer is on its way and the insects are out in force. So, who is responsible for pest control? The simple answer is the owners corporation is generally responsible for any pest inspection, prevention and treatment work on common property. A lot owner is responsible

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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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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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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? Victoria

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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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"within 14 days" is not the same as "not less than 14 days"

Don’t Be Undone By A Typo

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By Mario Esera, Special Counsel – Litigation HWL Ebsworth Lawyers  Disputes between Bodies Corporate and their caretakers are not uncommon. Typically they are resolved promptly and inexpensively. Unfortunately, that was not the case for the Body Corporate for The Rocks Resort. Their dispute with their

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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – Vic

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Owners Corporations should play devil’s advocate with their rules to ensure they comply with the law and are enforced in such a way to reduce the risk of them being overturned in adjudication. The governing principle for all Owners Corporation Rules can be summed up

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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – NSW

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Strata communities should play devil’s advocate with their by-laws to ensure they comply with the law and are enforced in such a way to reduce the risk of them being overturned in adjudication. The governing principle for all Body Corporate and Owners Corporation by-laws can

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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – Qld

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Strata communities should play devil’s advocate with their by-laws to ensure they comply with the law and are enforced in such a way to reduce the risk of them being overturned in adjudication. The governing principle for all Body Corporate and Owners Corporation by-laws can

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Strata FAQ: Annexing Common Property

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for Body Corporate and

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Does a body corporate have to include all submitted motions on a general meeting agenda?

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by Frank Higginson We get this question at least once a month.  The answer has always been ‘Yes’. And why wouldn’t it be?  The Modules requires that if a motion is submitted by an owner before the end of the body corporate’s financial year, then

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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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Internal Improvements: Is Permission Required? – Victoria

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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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