In-home Tech For Apartment Living

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SSKB Strata Managers is taking a look at some to the high tech gizmos and gadgets to make apartment living even better. Some of the things we’re featuring are high concept, others are available to purchase right now. Sometimes apartment living – and its space

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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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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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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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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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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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Clear Communication Is The Key To A Healthy Strata Community

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George Bernard Shaw once made the observation: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” The playwright might have also been referring to dilemma faced by committees in strata communities. The need for good communication is pretty self-evident –

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Wishing You A Clutter-Free Christmas

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Apartment living means reducing clutter, but one thing which tends to break the rule are the Christmas decorations. Unlike many other possessions, Christmas decorations are often personal, and full of memories which invariably means everything ends up on the tree. But if you’re looking to

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Community Building Ideas

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Many people living in an apartment property can go for years without knowing their neighbour’s names, let alone what they do or where they come from. Saying hello in the hallway is about as far as it gets for community minded interaction for many people.

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Seven Movies To Write Home About

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We’re at the end of another year at SSKB and we’d like to thank you for another successful year. In addition to providing important information and advice for your strata community, we also like to have a little fun. We’d love to leave you with

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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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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – Qld

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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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