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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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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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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Safe And Sound: Security In Strata Schemes – Victoria

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Ensuring security in community schemes is a balancing act. On one hand, it must balance the privacy of owners and occupiers, and ensure their rights are not impinged upon.  On the other, it must balance the safety and security of these owners and occupiers, and

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Safe And Sound: Security in Strata Schemes – NSW

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Ensuring security in community schemes is a balancing act. On one hand, it must balance the privacy of owners and occupiers, and ensure their rights are not impinged upon.  On the other, it must balance the safety and security of these owners and occupiers, and

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Dealing With Water Damage – Who Is Responsible?

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Water has an incredible ability to find its way into all sorts of strange places.  In community schemes, this can quickly fudge the outlines of who is responsible for water damage.  So who should you be talking to if you suffer water damage?  And what

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Popular Plants for Common Gardens

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Well-maintained common property around your strata community not only improves your property visually, but can also impact on your property’s values.  Common property which can be greatly and easily improved includes all aspects of the gardening and grounds such as lawns, access roadways and swimming

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

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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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Capital Works funds, Maintenance Funds and Sinking Funds

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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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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SSKB Strata Managers shares an article by Stratum Legal about common area airspace rights.

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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SSKB strata managers looks at parking issues that may be plaguing your strata community

Park It!

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There can be nothing more frustrating than coming home after a long day to your apartment to find another car in your allocated car park.  Equally as frustrating can be finding dedicated visitor’s parking spaces chock full of cars which have been there for a

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SSKB strata managers recommends lot owners check with the legislation as well as their neighbours when it comes to renovations.

Renovation Rescue

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One of the big confusions experienced by people new to strata living is understanding the difference between your private property (your lot) and common property (which belongs to every owner). It might seem straight forward to think that everything within your four walls is your

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Star BMS

Seven (Potentially) Deadly Sins

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It’s the small details that count – and when it comes to safety, those small details matter in big ways. The Star BMS team has noticed that many strata communities experience fall foul of seven simple but very important faults. But the good news is,

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SSKB Strata Managers reviews the legislation on pool fences for Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

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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