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SSKB Strata Managers takes a look at Strata Loans

What Are Strata Loans?

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There are times a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation needs extra funds for emergency repairs or some unexpected major remedial works. Ideally there will be enough money in the Sinking Fund (also known as a Capital Expenditure or Maintenance Fund) to cover the work, but

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at Strata Committee spending limits

Strata Committee Spending Limits

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One of the responsibilities to fall on the shoulders of committees is ensuring that funds for the repair and maintenance of the property are correctly spent. And, not surprisingly, different states have different rules to follow. Victoria Victoria doesn’t nominate a spending limit and instead

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at who is responsible for fences.

Who’s Responsible For Fences?

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Good fences make good neighbours, observed the poet Robert Frost. The same can be said for strata communities, where keeping fences in good repair keeps the relationship between neighbours sweet. So, whose responsibility is it to maintain fences? In Queensland and New South Wales, it’s

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SSKB Strata Managers reviews the BCCM Commissioner's advice on Schoolies 2018

What You Need To Know About Schoolies 2018

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The end of the academic year marks the beginning of Schoolies, where Year 12 school leavers let down their hair and descend on some of the country’s most popular holiday spots. High spirits and immaturity combined can cause headaches for owners and residents alike in

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Help! Where Do I Find My OC Rules – Vic

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If you live in an Owners Corporation community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called rules (or OC Rules). These are the rules all the owners have agreed to abide by. The rules are voted on by all owners. Owners Corporations can choose to

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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – QLD

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If you live in a Body Corporate community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of a Body Corporate that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners and they are

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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – NSW

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If you live in an Owners Corporation community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of an Owners Corporation that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners. Owners Corporations can

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SSKB encourages all Lot Owners to do their part for the planet and go paperless!

Go Smart, Go Paperless

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Did you know that Tuesday, 6 November is World Paper Free Day? The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) initiative looks to raise awareness of how much paper is used (and wasted) in business. In Australia, less than half of the paper used ends up in

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SSKB looks at seeking permission to have a pet in your apartment

Permission For Pets – Qld

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Pets are part of the family but it is completely understandable that a Body Corporate Committee might want to pause for thought, before giving the ‘paws up’ to a new addition to the neighbourhood. Most Body Corporate communities have specific by-laws which put specific conditions

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‘Paws’ For Thought Before Choosing An Apartment Pet

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With apartment living becoming the lifestyle of choice for an increasing number of Australians, it comes as no surprise to find an increasing number of buildings becoming more pet friendly. Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world: About 62%

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SSKB looks at permission for pets in Victorian OCs

Permission For Pets – Victoria

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Pets are part of the family but it is completely understandable that an OC Committee might want to pause for thought, before giving the ‘paws up’ to a new addition to the neighbourhood. Some Owners Corporation communities have specific rules which put specific conditions on

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SSKB looks at permission for pets in OC communities in NSW

Permission For Pets – NSW

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Pets are part of the family but it is completely understandable that an Owners Corporation Committee might want to pause for thought, before giving the ‘paws up’ to a new addition to the neighbourhood. New South Wales has a set of model by-laws to provide

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Great Meetings Are On The Agenda – Vic

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Life is too short to spend in meetings, so anything that begins 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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Great Meetings Are On The Agenda – NSW

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Life is too short to spend in meetings, so anything that begins 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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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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