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SSKB Strata Managers looks at exclusive use of common property

Exclusive Use of Common Property – Qld

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB Strata managers looks at common property use by-laws in NSW

Exclusive Use Of Common Property – NSW

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB talks about common property leases and license

Common Property Lease or License – Victoria

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB reviews the Spreme Court ruling which has obligations for all Strata Communities

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Disability Access Obligations

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A recent Supreme Court ruling in Victoria has wide implications for all Strata Communities across Australia. The case involved a legally-blind pensioner who owned a fourth floor unit. The woman subsequently developed mobility issues that left her reliant on a wheelchair and a mobility scooter.

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SSKB Strata Managers is pleased to reproduce this article from ThyssenKrupp on NBN lift phone solutions

NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions

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NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions article reproduced with the kind permission of  Matthew Lycakis Queensland Business Development Manager ThyssenKrupp Australia Once the NBN is rolled out, conventional lift phones will cease to operate in a power failure Whether we like it or not, the

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SSKB - Strata Managers looks at short-term letting programs such as Airbnb and Stayz

What’s Behind The Door In Short-term Letting?

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Short-term letting companies such as Stayz and Airbnb are a boon to some property owners but a bane to many resident Lot Owners and Committees. These holiday rentals earn quite a bit of pocket money for owners. Even renters have been known to sublet their apartments

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Cladding

QLD Legislation Changes | Exterior Cladding

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QLD Government Passes New Cladding Legislation What exactly is the cladding? The cladding in question are aluminium composite panels (ACP). These have a polyethylene or plastic core and an aluminium coating. It is a cheaper building material widely used worldwide to clad all types of

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What is Common Property?

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Common property – it sounds pretty straight forward doesn’t it? But it’s not quite as simple as it seems, and that can become a bone of contention when it comes to repair and maintenance and determining who pays for what. Each state defines Common Property

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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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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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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 Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

Capital Works Funds – NSW

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An owners corporation’s capital works fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow an OC to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a capital works fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it can be spent on

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Maintenance – don’t be ‘penny wise and pound foolish’

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Short on funds?  When committees are looking for somewhere to make some savings, one of the easiest places to look can be at maintenance.  Committees may believe saving is good and spending is bad, or vice versa, and it is often tempting to forego basic

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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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