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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The Role of a Community Manager – Victoria

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The SSKB team of professional Owners Corporation Managers are fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully implement strategies to deal with the day-to-day operations of an owners corporation community. But sometimes people get confused about the duties of an owners corporation manager.

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The Role of a Community Manager – NSW

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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 owners corporation community. But sometimes people get confused about the duties of a community manager. Each state

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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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What Community Managers Wished RUMs Knew About Strata

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The relationship between property managers, caretakers and Resident Unit Managers (RUMs) and strata Community Managers is an important one. Together, they ensure strata communities are well run from legislative compliance and financials, through to maintenance and repair of the building itself. Even though they have

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Getting To Know The Neighbours

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There’s still another month of summer to enjoy. And with school holidays over, now is the time to get to know the neighbours. Federal PM Andrew Leigh, a former professor of economics reveals some disturbing statistics in his 2010 book Disconnected. With the widespread use

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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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Catching The Drift – Queensland

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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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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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Catching The Drift – Victoria

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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 residents who each have the right

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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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The Role Of A BC/OC Treasurer

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In a Body Corporate and Owners Corporation, a new committee is elected at each annual general meeting by the lot owners.  This committee is responsible for the administrative and day-to-day running of the community, including making decisions on the behalf of lot owners, and enforcing

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No matter what it's called, it will always be home. SSKB looks at building names

What’s In A Name?

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, would by any other name smell as sweet. It might all be the same to William Shakespeare, but for developers and people who buy apartments, a name is very important indeed. A name is vital

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How To Prepare A Budget

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Preparation of a budget is one of the most important tasks a committee must undertake in their year to year operation. The following are general principles which strata communities may consider when preparing their budgets. The previous year end accounts are reviewed prior to commencing preparation of

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