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

Talking About A Resolution – Victoria

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  We’re talking about a resolution and there are three different types that you will encounter as part of an Owners Corporation committee. The resolutions are designed to ensure the maximum number of owners are aware of issues regarding their community and have their say.

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

Talking About A Resolution – NSW

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We’re talking about a resolution – and there are three different types you will encounter when on the committee of an Owners Corporation in New South Wales. These three are used under specific conditions. A general resolution requires a majority passing vote – that is

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Non-Mutual Income Tax

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Last year, the Australian Tax Office replaced the old strata industry ruling which has been in force for nearly three decades.  The new ruling clarifies the taxation requirements relating to non-mutual income – i.e income from non- owners. The new ruling is particularly important to

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Annual Audits – A Strata Community Health Check

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Has your community had a financial statement audit recently? An audit is a health check for the community’s finances. Strata committees have a responsibility to all owners to ensure their community complies with the law and follows best practice. This can include having a financial

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SSKB Strata Managers look at Australia Post's delivery issues

Australia Post Delivery Issues

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SSKB shares the frustration of our committee members and lot owners over missing and delayed mail delivery. Since Australia Post changed its terms of service at the end of 2015, we have received feedback from our clients that important information relating to their property has

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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? 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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SSKB Strata Managers shares an article by Stratum Legal about common area airspace rights.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Crane – Construction Cranes In Common Area Airspace

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Reproduced with kind permission of  Michael Kleinschmidt, Legal Practitioner Director, Stratum Legal. Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s “crane index” has shot through the roof in South-East Queensland. But what happens when a Developer wants to swing a crane through your Common Property airspace? The

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Star BMS

Seven (Potentially) Deadly Sins

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It’s the small details that count – and when it comes to safety, those small details matter in big ways. The Star BMS team has noticed that many strata communities experience fall foul of seven simple but very important faults. But the good news is,

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Is your swimming pool compliant? Contact StarBMS for an inspection and report

Pool Safety Signs Mandatory – Queensland

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A reminder to all pool owners that to keep their property compliant, the Queensland Government requires, from 1 January 2017, that any new CPR signs or existing CPR signs being replaced must: show how to perform CPR in line with the technique published in ‘ANZCOR Guideline 8 –

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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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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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Incorrect Invoices Delay Payment

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Strata communities can reduce the risk of payments being delayed or becoming victims of invoice fraud by insisting service providers adhere to best business practice. SSKB’s Client Financials team processes hundreds of invoices for clients each week and occasionally our accountants will have to return

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