NSW Strata Alert: New Mandatory Audit Provisions – Section 95

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This article is reproduced with the kind permission of Kelly + Partners Chartered Accountants. The Introduction of The Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (The New Act) has generated significant interest within the NSW Strata Sector and other States currently undergoing strata reform. Most of the media coverage has centred

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The Gallery Vie Variation

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By Mark Mellick Active Law Where your bodies corporate have caretaking and letting agreements in place and where those agreements are part of a financier’s security, then I expect you may have been approached by the manager for the owners to vote on what has

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Bruce Does Double Duty

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Bruce Scott is a committee member who does double duty. Not only is he Body Corporate chairman of the iconic Broadbeach building, The Wave but he’s also a committee member on another building too. Bruce doesn’t even live at The Wave but he is one

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Rent: The Survey – Victoria

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You’ve heard of the musical, now read the survey. Renting and the experiences of tenants, landlords and property managers in Victoria was the subject of a comprehensive survey earlier this year and the results were released at the end of August. The purpose of the survey

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New Dispute Resolution Laws – 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 some of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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Sourcing quality trade contractors

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Does your property need some urgent repair work? Perhaps you’re looking for some long term upgrades? One of the most important things a Resident Unit Manager should consider when answering these questions is how they are going to source quality trade contractors.  The abilities of

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Facilities Management Victoria Raises The Standard

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One of the cornerstones of an effective strata community is working closely with both the committee and the strata manager is the Facility Manager. More than just a caretaker or a maintenance person, facilities management covers a comprehensive range of services including project management, defect

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Sweeping Changes To Queensland’s Smoke Alarm Laws

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Queensland strata communities are being urged to upgrade smoke detectors to comply with new state laws passed at the end of August. From 1 January, 2017 all new buildings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms of the home and

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Proxy Voting – 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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New Laws Make Owners Renovations Easier – 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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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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New Strata Laws Include Tenants – 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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Model By-Laws To Set The Standard – NSW

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By-laws – NSW 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

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Herbs At Home – Apartment Friendly Plants

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One of the compromises of apartment living is not having your own personal green space. But even the most avowed ‘brown thumb’ would concede that having a thriving herb garden would be a handy addition. Best of all, herb gardens are easy to grow and

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Joining Your Community Committee

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As the owner of a unit or apartment, you are a member of an exclusive group – the Body Corporate (or Owners Corporation) of your community. It’s like being a shareholder in a company and, as a result, you have the right to be involved

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