Safe And Sound: Security In Strata Schemes – Queensland

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Ensuring security in community schemes is a balancing act. On one hand, it must balance the privacy of owners and occupiers, and ensure their rights are not impinged upon.  On the other, it must balance the safety and security of these owners and occupiers, and

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Safe And Sound: Security in Strata Schemes – NSW

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Ensuring security in community schemes is a balancing act. On one hand, it must balance the privacy of owners and occupiers, and ensure their rights are not impinged upon.  On the other, it must balance the safety and security of these owners and occupiers, and

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Strata News Weekly – 27 July 2017

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Owners in strata communities are watching with interest, the increase in popularity of short-term letting web sites such as AirBNB and how governments in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland are addressing the fast moving ‘sharing economy’. SSKB Strata managers has a wrap up on

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Talking about A Resolution – Queensland

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  We’re talking about a resolution – and the different types you will encounter as a body corporate committee. In Queensland, many body corporate decisions have to be made at a general meeting and, depending on the subject to be discussed, several different resolutions for

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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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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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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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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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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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Important Changes to Terrorism Insurance Scheme

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SSKB recently received notification regarding changes by the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) regarding an extension to the definition of a commercial building and this will affect some strata communities from 1 July 2017. The following is an excerpt from Insurance Aid General Brokers (IAGB),

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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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Fees In Arrears

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Lot owner’s contributions are made by all individual owners in a community scheme to cover body corporate/owners corporation expenses.  The annual levies determining how much each lot owner will pay is decided every year at the Annual General Meeting. The body corporate/owners corporation must, by

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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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