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SSKB Strata managers examines the changes to the NSW Strata Laws

New Dispute Resolution Laws – NSW

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New strata laws apply in New South Wales from 30 November. SSKB has reviewed these new laws and in response to enquiries from our clients, we address some of the major changes that will affect your community. If you have any further questions regarding these

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SSKB shares commonsense personal safety tips for property managers and resident unit managers

11 Essential Inspection Safety Tips for Property Managers

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This article first appeared in Residential Property Manager and is reproduced with kind permission. by Darren Hunter Every property manager places their safety at risk when they enter a property. However, most property managers do not take precautions to reduce the potential risks they face.

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August Strata News Wrap-Up

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Becoming part of a body corporate or owners corporation committee is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference in your community. But for the first time committee member, it can be daunting to familiarise yourself with the specific rules and regulation that govern strata

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How To Prepare A Budget

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Preparation of a budget is one of the most important tasks a committee must undertake in their year to year operation. The following are general principles which strata communities may consider when preparing their budgets. The previous year end accounts are reviewed prior to commencing preparation of

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Strata FAQ: Annexing Common Property

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for Body Corporate and

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Does a body corporate have to include all submitted motions on a general meeting agenda?

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by Frank Higginson We get this question at least once a month.  The answer has always been ‘Yes’. And why wouldn’t it be?  The Modules requires that if a motion is submitted by an owner before the end of the body corporate’s financial year, then

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Fair Trading NSW is holding a seminar important to SSKB communities in NSW

Information Evening for NSW Strata Communities

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There are 90 different changes to New South Wales strata laws from November 30. Is your community prepared? Strata Community Australia (NSW), in conjunction with NSW Fair Trading and REINSW, will be hosting education seminars around NSW on the new strata legislation. The seminar is

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Internal Improvements: Is Permission Required? – Victoria

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You’ve been saving up, and you’ve decided renovating or improving your apartment sounds like a good idea. You know what you want to do, how much it will cost you, and approximately how long it will take before you will be living in recently renovated

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SSKB is proud to manage the Chevron Renaissance strata community

Bernd’s Role As Treasurer Adds Up

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Often times people move to the Gold Coast looking to retire but end up being busier than ever – and that’s certainly the case for Bernd Liczywek, body corporate treasurer at Chevron Renaissance on the Gold Coast. There’s not one, but three buildings totalling 713

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SSKB shares ways to help get people to your body corporate or owners corporation AGM

How To Get The Most People To Your AGM

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One of the challenges for hard working committees is to encourage as many lot owners as possible to participate in the AGM. The AGM canvasses some of the most important issues in that community for the next 12 months, including the committee make up, the

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at at what committees should do with excess funds raised by special levies

Surplus Special Levy Funds – Victoria

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In recent articles, we have discussed the roles of maintenance funds and plans in strata communities. An owner’s corporation’s maintenance fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow an owners corporation to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building, in accordance with the

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at at what committees should do with excess funds raised by special levies

Surplus Special Levy Funds – Qld

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In recent articles, we have discussed the roles of sinking funds and administrative funds in strata communities.  A sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a body corporate to pay for major capital repairs of a building, while the administrative fund is

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SSKB is delighted to work with Bruce Holliday at Mosaic, Fortitude Valley

Pieces Fall Into Place At Mosaic

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For someone whose name is Holliday, there’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes to ensure that people enjoys theirs. Bruce Holliday is property manager at Mosaic in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and, as the name of the building suggests, this is not your average

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SSKB looks at why morning meetings are best

Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Meetings are an important and inevitable part of body corporate life. Each body corporate/owners corporation will have one AGM, possibly an EGM, and a number of committee meetings throughout the year. Strata managers and committee members alike want these meetings to be efficient and worthwhile. Though many

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SSKB looks at Sinking Funds/Maintenance Funds for Strata Communities

Sinking Funds Explained – Queensland

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What is a sinking fund? A body corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a body corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a sinking fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it

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