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Your Vision Post Lockdown With Greg Layton

Your Vision Post Lockdown with Greg Layton

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We are now over half-way through our Resilience in ISO webinar series, and have now unfortunately been hit with an extension on the lockdown. The mental health and wellbeing of our clients and staff in Melbourne is a top priority, and with 2 sessions left we hope

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Queensland Schoolies 2020

Queensland Schoolies 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

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Schoolies week has been cancelled in Queensland after being classified as a high-risk event during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Schoolies week was scheduled to start on the Gold Coast on November 21 however, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that all official events including concerts and beach parties will be cancelled.   “This is a mass event,

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Practicing Mindfulness in Your Apartment

Practicing Mindfulness in Your Apartment

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Melbourne has always been seen as the social city and, for many, the sports, arts and cafe capital of Australia. But the city’s atmosphere and vibrancy have been halted with the recent restriction measures  and it will continue to feel this impact for the weeks coming. SSKB’s client base is primarily living in apartments with limited space, many of

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What is The Best Method to Change Strata Managers

What is the Best Method to Change Strata Managers?

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Are you completely satisfied with your current Strata Manager?  Many Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations are unhappy with the service they are receiving from their current manager however are unsure how to change to a new management company.  Changing strata managers is simpler than most people think and can be done

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What is a Special Levy

What is a special levy?

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If you are part of a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation, you will hear the words levy and special levy being raised. But what is the difference between a levy and a special levy?    Levy  A levy is also known as a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation fee and is a regular financial

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Building Your Own Lockdown Resilience Toolkit with Greg Layton

Building Your Own Lockdown Resilience Toolkit with Greg Layton

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The Melbourne lifestyle has always been thriving – the music and arts scenes, the foodies dream and of course that inner-city apartment living. The sudden shakeup into a state of disaster, the endless flow of negative press and lockdown inside an apartment (often with no balcony)

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Spotlight on the Solito Community

Spotlight on the Solito Community

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At SSKB we promote positive communities and understand the importance of Committees, Owners, Building Managers and Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Managers working cooperatively for the benefit of all owners. One of our Brisbane schemes is an excellent example of a positive and proactive strata community working

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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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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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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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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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Meet SSKB’s New Addition to The Team - Ross Hardcastle

Meet SSKB’s New Addition to the Team – Ross Hardcastle

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At the beginning of the year Ross Hardcastle joined the SSKB team as ‘Head of Strategy and Innovation’. We sat down with Ross to learn more about him and his role at SSKB. What was your role before starting with SSKB? My background for the

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