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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – QLD

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If you live in a Body Corporate community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of a Body Corporate that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners and they are

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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – NSW

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If you live in an Owners Corporation community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of an Owners Corporation that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners. Owners Corporations can

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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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What is Strata? Your 4 Top Questions Answered (Vic)

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A strata community is the name given to people who live in a strata-titled building. In Victoria is it known as an Owners Corporation. An Owners Corporation is the collective group of owners within a property which contains common property. This may be a residential,

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What is Strata? Your 4 Top Questions Answered (NSW)

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What is Strata? A strata community is the name given to people who live in a strata-titled building. A strata title is a legal structure designed for apartment buildings, townhouse complexes. It even extends to industrial parks, office buildings and shopping centres. When you purchase

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SSKB Strata managers reviews NSW strata law legislation changes to come in force in 30 November 2016

New Law Affects Levies and Capital Expenditure Funds – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address five of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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Fair Trading NSW is holding a seminar important to SSKB communities in NSW

Information Evening for NSW Strata Communities

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There are 90 different changes to New South Wales strata laws from November 30. Is your community prepared? Strata Community Australia (NSW), in conjunction with NSW Fair Trading and REINSW, will be hosting education seminars around NSW on the new strata legislation. The seminar is

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Do Committee Decisions Influence Property Values?

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An enriching part of the strata living experience is exposure to variety and diversity. After all, they do say variety is the spice of life! However, when decisions on expenditure, upgrades and projects must be made collectively, this range of varying opinions and personalities can

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Dispute Resolution New South Wales

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that disputes are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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Proposed Changes to NSW Strata Laws

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In the first major alteration of strata laws since the Strata Titles Act was created in 1973, the NSW Government has proposed over 90 reforms that will affect some 2 million industry professionals, strata owners and residents living in strata schemes in New South Wales.

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Update on the National Broadband Network

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Today the National Broadband Network announced a plan to speed up the roll out of its fixed line network, signing contracts with five companies that aim to streamline the process and have the project completed by 2020. With Australia currently being ranked 44th in the

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Keep our children safe in strata

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Strata complexes are often promoted as being the perfect living arrangement for young professionals wanting to live close to the city or for retiring Australians looking to downsize. But this focus ignores a large portion of the population who also live in strata schemes –

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Utility Savings

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The carbon tax may be history, but utilities cost still account for a considerable part of the strata scheme budget, and there are still massive savings to be made. Did you know we have a sister company Silver Asset Services that saves strata communities millions of dollars every year through

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Noisy Neighbours

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Everyone has the right to the quiet enjoyment of their home. But what if your neighbour‘s enjoyment isn’t quiet? What if it is loud, ongoing and intrusive? The issue of noisy neighbours is one experienced everywhere, but in close living arrangements such as strata living,

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High Insurance Premiums in the Firing Line

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Far North Queensland strata residents are welcoming a project introduced by major insurer CGU to combat high insurance premiums. Insurance premiums have increased significantly over the last few years, with catastrophic weather events in the region meaning an increased pricing of risk. The problem has

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