Emma Smith, Author at SSKB - Strata Managers | Community Experts
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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Deferring Maintenance

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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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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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

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As a nation, as a community and as individuals we are facing an extraordinary time – with many of us feeling unsettled and uncertain as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our mental health is equally as important as our physical health during

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For building managers and contractors

For Building Managers and Contractors

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Wednesday 13 May Update Queensland Following encouraging signs of flattening the curve, some restrictions will ease in Queensland from Saturday the 2nd of May. The Queensland Government are allowing some recreational activities and extending the distance you can travel from home, however, social distancing rules still apply.    Prime Minister Scott

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COVID-19 Financial information

Financial Information

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Financial Hardship  To date, we have found that working on a case-by-case basis is essential in response to the current crisis, as all buildings operate slightly different. The same goes for finances, so we highly encourage our Committees to have a conversation, discuss their needs

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Who is responsible for the maintenance of your common property?

Who is Responsible for the Maintenance of Your Common Property?

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Common property – it sounds pretty straight forward doesn’t it?   However, it’s not quite as simple as it seems when it comes to deciding who is responsible for the maintenance. Luckily, there are industry professionals out there to guide you along the way.  Maintaining Common Property One of

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Mascot Towers Defect

Mascot Towers Defect

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It has been one week since residents of the Mascot Towers building located in the south of Sydney were forced to evacuate. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. Access for owners and residents Following the sudden evacuation,

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Change to Queensland Health Public Swimming Pool Approvals

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It has been requested by Queensland Health that Local Governments manage the public health risks that are associated with public swimming pools under the Public Health Act. As of 1 July 2019 a new annual approval fee for swimming pools will be applied based on

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How To Conduct a Successful Meeting

How To Conduct a Successful Meeting

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From working with people from different backgrounds and knowledge bases, to a disgruntled  owner that wants an unreasonable request granted, it can be stressful trying to hold productive committee meetings. Effective committee meetings are essential to the successful running of your Body Corporate / Owners

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Why You Need A Sinking Fund

Why Do You Need a Sinking Fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through regular savings. What is a sinking fund? A Body Corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists

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4 Tips For Heating Your Apartment This Winter

4 Tips for Heating Your Apartment This Winter

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Winter is officially here, and boy are we feeling it!! It always seems to be that your home can’t stay cool in summer and warm in winter. So, how do you stay warm in the cooler months? Seal it up There is no mistaking the

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NSW Resident Dispute Leads to $120,000 For The Chairperson of the Strata Committee

NSW Resident Dispute Leads to $120,000 For The Chairperson of The Strata Committee

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The story below was published by The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 May. It refers to an owners dispute that has had real and financial consequences for the parties involved. It is a timely reminder that strata communities do not exist in isolation to those

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general meetings

General Meetings – QLD

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There are three types of general meetings in Queensland: The First Annual General Meeting (1st AGM) Subsequent Annual General Meetings (AGM) Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) What are the obligations for the 1st AGM? The Act outlines meeting obligations for bodies corporate. Particular requirements are made

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