Abbie Wilson, Author at SSKB - Strata Managers | Community Experts
Have you had disputes in your strata scheme?

Have You Had Disputes in Your Strata Scheme?

|

We recently read in the Gold Coast Bulletin about a Gold Coast scheme (unrelated to SSKB) that has had an administrator appointed  to administer the scheme at the committee level due to financial malpractice, and a strata issue that escalated. We know that when living

Read more
How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

|

Buying a new home or investment property requires careful consideration. Whether you are considering purchasing a house, apartment or townhouse, you should allow the same amount of consideration for each. There are many perks to living in a Strata property. From the sense of community,

Read more
New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

|

The Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008, will soon be replaced later this year. Queensland now has a first look at the new Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation and some of the proposed changes for the industry. The consultation

Read more
Everything you need to know about a BMS - QLD

Everything you need to know about a BMS – QLD

|

As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings involving Volumetric lots (which include Residential Lots – usually under a Body Corporate, with retail

Read more
Dispute Resolution - QLD

Dispute Resolution – QLD

|

When living in a Body Corporate, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. A badly handled dispute can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties of a Body Corporate,

Read more
Strata collective sales - NSW

Strata Collective Sales – NSW

|

A landmark court decision ordered the sale of a Sydney building following the option to approve Strata collective sales with the support from three-quarters of the building’s owners. The Strata Schemes Development Act 2016 made this first ever court-ordered collective sale possible. The legislation allowed

Read more
Community Living

Community Living

|

When making the decision to purchase or rent in Strata property, living in a community is often an attractive factor. Although, once you are all settled into your home, many of us get so busy with day to day life that we sometimes forget we

Read more
Record keeping in Strata

Record Keeping in Strata

|

A potential buyer of a unit within a block in Moore Park in Sydney undertook an inspection of Strata documents in 2015. The records that were found were described as “terrible”. Has this happened to you and is this an isolated incident? A buyers agent

Read more
What to expect at your 1st AGM

What to Expect at Your First AGM – QLD

|

1st AGM for a brand-new Scheme So you have bought your sparkling new apartment and have received paperwork from your Community Manager about something called a 1st annual general meeting (AGM). If you are wondering what this is about and if you should be involved,

Read more
Opal Towers Class Action

Opal Towers – Class action

|

Residents of Sydney’s Opal Tower have launched a class action against the New South Wales state government. It has been more than 7 months since residents were evacuated from their homes. Documents lodged with the NSW Supreme Court last Friday revealed that owners of the

Read more
Cladding Update

Cladding Update – QLD

|

The extended part 2 deadline has now passed. This means that all buildings that progressed to part 2 should have now completed the Building Industry Professional Statement and completed the Combustible Cladding Checklist (2). What has happened so far? The cladding regulation came into effect

Read more

What to Look For in a Manager

|

Every property is unique and can be run differently by each Committee. However, there are some attributes that your Community Manager should ideally have to ensure your scheme runs smoothly. The role of a Community Manager is to support Committees and ultimately your Body Corporate/Owners

Read more
Cladding Victoria Update

Cladding Victoria Update

|

Following the recommendations handed down by the Victorian Cladding Taskforce on Tuesday 16 July, the Victorian State Government has announced that part of the cladding rectification works will be funded by the State Government. In doing so, Premier Daniel Andrews has provided some comfort to

Read more
SSKB Welcomes the news from the Victorian State Government

SSKB Welcomes the News from the Victorian State Government Overnight

|

The Victorian State Government last night announced that in Victoria the rectification for buildings that are classified as having combustible cladding will be funded, at least in part, by the state government. The state government will then seek damages from responsible parties. Initially, it was

Read more
Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

|

At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

Read more