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SSKB looks at the flammable cladding legislation affecting Qld Body Corporate Communities.

Flammable Cladding Update

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Body Corporate Communities across Queensland have until March 29, 2019 to undertake a mandatory ‘combustible cladding checklist’. On Monday, 1 October the Queensland Government released the survey on the Safer Buildings web site. SSKB Co-Owner and Director Tim Sheehan shares important information for all Queensland

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Great Meetings Are On The Agenda – QLD

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Life is too short to spend in meetings, so anything that starts by getting issues on the table and ends with concrete actions on those issues is a good meeting indeed. We give you the inside tips on how to run an effective meeting. In

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at exclusive use of common property

Exclusive Use of Common Property – Qld

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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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 is pleased to reproduce this article from ThyssenKrupp on NBN lift phone solutions

NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions

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NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions article reproduced with the kind permission of  Matthew Lycakis Queensland Business Development Manager ThyssenKrupp Australia Once the NBN is rolled out, conventional lift phones will cease to operate in a power failure Whether we like it or not, the

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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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Feng Shui Design Is Elemental

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Making the most of your living space is vital in apartment living. And the ancient Chinese principles of Feng Shui may help cut through the clutter, and point the way to attractive and functional design. Feng Shui is a system of laws in Chinese thought

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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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Top Top Strategies to deal with levy arrears

Top 4 Tips to Reducing Levy Arrears in Body Corporate Communities – Queensland

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Living in a Body Corporate is all about sharing – sharing common property facilities as well as sharing physical infrastructure. Something else which is shared are the associated costs in keeping the building compliant with its legal and statutory requirements, as well as ensuring the

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SSKB Supports The Community

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SSKB loves to give back to the community. SSKB Wheel And Walk Last month, SSKB was the major sponsor of the 2018 Brisbane Wheel and Walk, the major fund-raising event for SBH Queensland. In addition, some of our staff members laced up their running shoes

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What is Common Property?

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Common property – it sounds pretty straight forward doesn’t it? But it’s not quite as simple as it seems, and that can become a bone of contention when it comes to repair and maintenance and determining who pays for what. Each state defines Common Property

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What is Strata – Your 4 Top Questions Answered (Qld)

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What is Strata?  A strata community is the name given to people who live in a strata-titled building. A strata title is a legal structure designed for apartment buildings, townhouse complexes. It even extends to industrial parks, office buildings and shopping centres. When you purchase

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Who’s Responsible For Pest Control in a Body Corporate

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Summer is on its way and the insects are out in force. So, who is responsible for pest control? The simple answer is the body corporate is generally responsible for any pest inspection, prevention and treatment work on common property. A lot owner is responsible

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