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Having those levies paid means there's money for maintenance and repairs, SSKB gives top strategies for managing levy arrears

Dealing With Arrears

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Strata living is all about sharing – sharing common property facilities as well as sharing physical infrastructure. Another thing which is shared is the associated costs in keeping the scheme compliant with its legal and statutory requirements, and ensuring the property and facilities are kept

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SSKB Strata Managers look at Australia Post's delivery issues

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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"within 14 days" is not the same as "not less than 14 days"

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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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – Vic

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Owners Corporations should play devil’s advocate with their rules to ensure they comply with the law and are enforced in such a way to reduce the risk of them being overturned in adjudication. The governing principle for all Owners Corporation Rules can be summed up

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By-Laws: Playing Devil’s Advocate – Qld

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Strata communities should play devil’s advocate with their by-laws to ensure they comply with the law and are enforced in such a way to reduce the risk of them being overturned in adjudication. The governing principle for all Body Corporate and Owners Corporation by-laws can

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Incorrect Invoices Delay Payment

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Strata communities can reduce the risk of payments being delayed or becoming victims of invoice fraud by insisting service providers adhere to best business practice. SSKB’s Client Financials team processes hundreds of invoices for clients each week and occasionally our accountants will have to return

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Opposing Resolutions Without Dissent – The Final Say

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This article is reproduced with kind permission of Hynes Legal. It’s over. The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court.  There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on

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Mark Mellick of Active Lawyers shares with SSKB Strata Managers

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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The Victorian Government commissioned a survey of renters, landlords and property managers, SSKB Strata Managers shares the results

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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SSKB Strata managers examines the changes to the NSW Strata Laws

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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Strata FAQ: Annexing Common Property

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for Body Corporate and

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Does a body corporate have to include all submitted motions on a general meeting agenda?

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by Frank Higginson We get this question at least once a month.  The answer has always been ‘Yes’. And why wouldn’t it be?  The Modules requires that if a motion is submitted by an owner before the end of the body corporate’s financial year, then

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Interim orders in the Commissioner’s Office – more than just urgent circumstances

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By Daniel Wignall of Hynes Legal There are a number of disputes that can arise in the context of community living.  In some instances, the nature and urgency of the circumstances are such that an interim order from the Commissioner’s Office is required. The purpose

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Strata FAQ: What About Precedents? – Victoria

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Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and owners corporation committees across Australia. If you have a question

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Strata FAQ: What About Precedents? – NSW

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Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and owners corporation committees across Australia. If you have a question

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