Abbie Wilson, Author at SSKB - Strata Managers | Community Experts
Conflict within the committee

Conflict within the Committee

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When living in a Body Corporate/Owners Corporation, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. When conflict arises between Committee members, badly handled dispute resolution can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties

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Top Tips on Strata Budgeting_

Top tips on strata budgeting

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If you own in a Strata property, you are required to pay Body Corporate contributions, commonly known as levies. Levies cover many items such as the costs of maintaining common areas, administrative costs for items such as audits and tax, contractual fees and sinking fund

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Human Trials Have Begun for COVID Vaccine How Can you Help

Human Trials Have Begun for COVID Vaccine – How can you help?

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The next critical phase for The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine has now commenced. On Monday July 14, the University of Queensland human trials of its COVID vaccine.   The researchers at the University required up to 120 volunteers for the first stage of the human trial. More than 4000 individuals expressed their interest in volunteering.  It is

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A Guide to Being a Great Treasurer_

A Guide to Being a Great Treasurer

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In a Body Corporate and Owners Corporation, a new Committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting by the lot owners.  This Committee is responsible for the administrative and day-to-day running of the community, including making decisions on the behalf of lot owners, and enforcing lawful decisions of the Body

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Conflict Between Owners and The Committee_- Queensland_

Conflict Between Owners and The Committee – Queensland

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that conflicts are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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New South Wales Industry Reforms - What You Need To Know

New South Wales Building Industry Reforms – What you need to know

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In June 2020, the New South Wales Government passed legislation to further regulate the design and construction of residential buildings. Since the Opal Tower and Mascot Tower defects in New South Wales, buyers have lost confidence in larger sized strata properties.  The new legislation was passed in the form of:   the Design and

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Can Your Body Corporate_Owners Corporation Realistically Reduce Expenses

Can your Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Realistically Reduce Expenses?

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Many strata owners have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations should consider the impact of COVID-19 on the Body Corporate/Owners Corporation and what steps may be appropriate to reduce expenses during this time.    One way of classifying expenditure is:  Essential  Non-essential  Essential  Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations

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Drones and Strata

Drones and Strata

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From delivering pizza to taking photos, drones have been a hot topic in the media over the past few years, but what you might not have considered is how drones will affect strata communities. Drones are becoming increasingly popular as they become more affordable and

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Who is Responsible For What In a Body Corporate

Who is Responsible for What in a Body Corporate?

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For those who are new to apartment living, knowing who is responsible for what is often uncharted territory. There are common areas with facilities such as pools, gardens and more – but who is responsible for maintaining them? Below we have expanded on our top

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The Advantages of Apartment Living_

The Advantages of Apartment Living – Why You Should Buy Off-the-plan

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Apartment living is becoming increasing popular throughout Australia due to the many advantages. From affordability, sustainability, amenities, community living, maintenance, lifestyle, location, safety and more, it is easy to see why apartment living is becoming the preferred choice for many residents. The Advantages of Apartment

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The Advantages of Apartment Living_

4 Best Ways to Control Body Corporate Expense During COVID-19

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Many strata owners have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Bodies Corporate should consider the impact of COVID-19 on the Body Corporate and what steps may be appropriate to control Body Corporate expense during this time.   At SSKB we have shared below top 4 best ways to control Body Corporate

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Deferring Expenditure During The COVID-19 Pandemic_

Deferring Expenditure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Many strata owners have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations should consider the impact of COVID-19 on the Body Corporate/Owners Corporation and what steps may be appropriate to control expenses during this time.   It is not financially necessary to stop paying creditors who have rendered services. Remember these

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Neighbours Coming Together in a Time of Crisis

Neighbors Coming Together in a Time of Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time across the world. These trying times have triggered an outpouring of generosity and kindness among some Australians and Strata Communities.   Style Apartments have shown kindness and positivity from Owners and Committee members during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering to drop off care packages for a Committee member

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COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 – Research

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The University of Queensland is the only Australian organisation tasked by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus.  Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) are currently working on a vaccine for COVID-19 – a project which has the potential to change

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Community Spirit is Alive at Republic Tower_

Community Spirit is Alive at Republic Tower

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One of the Melbourne Schemes managed by SSKB have showed they have got some hardcore community spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic!   Republic Tower is a striking 35 storey building located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Residents have shown true community spirit by working together for the benefit of all residents.  Republic Tower

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