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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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SSKB talks about common property leases and license

Common Property Lease or License – Victoria

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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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Top 4 Tips to Reducing Levy Arrears in Owners Corporation Communities – Victoria

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Living in an Owners Corporation 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 (Vic)

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A strata community is the name given to people who live in a strata-titled building. In Victoria is it known as an Owners Corporation. An Owners Corporation is the collective group of owners within a property which contains common property. This may be a residential,

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Who’s Responsible For Pest Control In An Owners Corporation

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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 owners corporation is generally responsible for any pest inspection, prevention and treatment work on common property. A lot owner is responsible

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Running A Business in an Owners Corporation

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Running a business from home seems like no big deal in this day and age, but matters are slightly more complex when it comes to living in an Owners Corporation. Of course, many home businesses are conducted by without any visitors or frequent deliveries coming

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Strata Storm Season Preparation

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Weather experts are predicting an active storm season this summer. The upcoming thunderstorm season is likely to be extremely active across northern and eastern Australia. A neutral phase of the Pacific or weak La Niña conditions combined with high land temperatures should increase the number

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LPG Safety in Strata Communities

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Reports in the news earlier this month of a St Kilda man injured in his apartment by an exploding LPG bottle has reinforced reminders for increased safety awareness for everyone living in strata communities. This is in addition to increased awareness by strata communities all

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Register For Safety

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A little record-keeping is all it takes for strata communities to improve health and safety. The following three registers can provide your community with peace of mind. Register of Contractors Indemnity Register Safe Working Method Statement A Register of Contractors lists approved licensed and reputable

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