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Downsizing for Apartment Living

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Strata living is a great opportunity for empty nesters to maximise the capital gains on the family home and enjoy a rewarding lifestyle. While the 2016 Australian Census noted that people aged between 25 and 34 years are the largest demographic of apartment-dwellers at 21%,

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SSKB reviews the Spreme Court ruling which has obligations for all Strata Communities

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Disability Access Obligations

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A recent Supreme Court ruling in Victoria has wide implications for all Strata Communities across Australia. The case involved a legally-blind pensioner who owned a fourth floor unit. The woman subsequently developed mobility issues that left her reliant on a wheelchair and a mobility scooter.

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SSKB Strata Managers has some travel tips before you go on that trip

Five Travel Tips For Apartment Owners

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More Australians than ever are taking up apartment living. One of the reasons why people gravitate to strata living is the allure of ‘lock up and leave’ – the security of knowing your home is safe while you enjoy travel. According to the 2016 Australian

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SSKB - Strata Managers looks at short-term letting programs such as Airbnb and Stayz

What’s Behind The Door In Short-term Letting?

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Short-term letting companies such as Stayz and Airbnb are a boon to some property owners but a bane to many resident Lot Owners and Committees. These holiday rentals earn quite a bit of pocket money for owners. Even renters have been known to sublet their apartments

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Cladding

QLD Legislation Changes | Exterior Cladding

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QLD Government Passes New Cladding Legislation What exactly is the cladding? The cladding in question are aluminium composite panels (ACP). These have a polyethylene or plastic core and an aluminium coating. It is a cheaper building material widely used worldwide to clad all types of

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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

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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SSKB looks at what lot owners need to do to get permission to renovate

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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SSKB is proud to manage Melbourne's historic gem, Grand Central Apartments

Full Steam Ahead For Grand Central Living

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One of the attractions of a strata title living is the opportunity to savour a special lifestyle in interesting buildings located in exciting cities. One that fits the bill to a tee is the Grand Central Apartments. Peter Parsons, the owner’s corporation chairperson, shares with

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SSKB - Strata Managers reminds you to check your smoke alarms April 1

April Check For Smoke Alarms

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Don’t be an April fool – Replace your smoke detector battery next week. The fire services of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia recommend smoke detector batteries be replaced on April 1 – an easy date to remember. For New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia

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SSKB Strata Managers - the "Friends" effect is a big draw for apartment living

Friends Effect on Strata Living Trends

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by Bethany King Were you one of the many who loved watching shows like Friends and Sex and the City in the late nineties and early naughties (or even love catching the midday replays today)? Did the idea of having an inner city apartment from

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Living the High (rise) Life

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There are plenty of great reasons why many people are flocking to the cities and enjoying the inner-city lifestyle of apartment living – lifestyle and convenience being chief benefits. Last year, the Victorian Government commissioned a survey of apartment dwellers, developers and local government across

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Car parking disputes- Adjudicators order.

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Car parking is quite possibly one of the single, most hotly debated topics in strata. This contentious issue often presents many challenges to both residents and visitors alike. The five most common complaints are:  1.)   Someone has parked in your privately owned car park. 2.)  

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Short-Term Holiday Letting In Strata

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Short term leasing of residential apartments is an exceptionally controversial topic within strata communities.

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Electricity Rebate; Are You Eligible?

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The Queensland Government provides a rebate on the cost of electricity supplied to the home of eligible concession cardholders. Find out if you’re eligible.

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Going Online

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At SSKB, making a positive difference in the lives of the lot owners is what we are about. Get an insight into what our talented team is doing with the new technologies to make a positive difference for our clients.

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