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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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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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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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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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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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Do I Need Permission To Renovate? Qld

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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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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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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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Understanding Owners Corporation Insurance – Vic

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block.  In Victoria, owners corporations are required to insure common property, public risk and every building which contains an owner’s lot (i.e. an

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Understanding Insurance – NSW

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block. Under section 160 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015, the owners corporation must insure the building under a damage policy (for

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Understanding Body Corporate Insurance – Qld

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Even considering an insurance policy is enough to give most people a headache – let alone handling insurance for a multi-storey apartment block.  In Queensland, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act requires the body corporate to insure common property, body corporate assets, public risk and every

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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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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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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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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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