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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 still warm in the cooler months? Seal it up There is no mistaking the

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Cladding deadline Extended

Cladding Deadlines Extended

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An extension has been announced for the QBCC combustible cladding deadlines. Parts 2 and 3a have been changed. At SSKB we have been working hard and engaging industry professionals to meet the original deadlines. For some committees it is a breath of fresh air to

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Allunga and Ballah Cost Savings

Allunga and Ballah – Cost Savings

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The best body corporate committees will look for the latest technology to improve the efficiency of their building, and increase property values.  Sometimes this involves capital expenditure to reduce operating costs. SSKB loves working closely and building strong relationships with our Committees and Building Managers

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The Strata Terms you need to know

Strata Dictionary

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Strata living can be a confusing world, from the many terms to the constant changes in legislation and the different terminology around the country. We have taken some of the most common terms that you may need to know whilst you are living in a

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SSKB Strata Managers takes a look at Strata Loans

What Are Strata Loans?

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There are times a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation needs extra funds for emergency repairs or some unexpected major remedial works. Ideally there will be enough money in the Sinking Fund (also known as a Capital Expenditure or Maintenance Fund) to cover the work, but

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SSKB Strata Managers encourages communities to be storm-wise this summer

Now’s The Time To Be Storm Ready

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Australia is now in cyclone season which began on 1 November. So proactive strata communities should consider their storm readiness. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has just announced the first cyclone for the season – Cyclone Owen – although a likely El Nino this year

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at who is responsible for fences.

Who’s Responsible For Fences?

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Good fences make good neighbours, observed the poet Robert Frost. The same can be said for strata communities, where keeping fences in good repair keeps the relationship between neighbours sweet. So, whose responsibility is it to maintain fences? In Queensland and New South Wales, it’s

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at exclusive use of common property

Exclusive Use of Common Property – Qld

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB Strata managers looks at common property use by-laws in NSW

Exclusive Use Of Common Property – NSW

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB talks about common property leases and license

Common Property Lease or License – Victoria

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Exclusive! Read all about it! Do you have exclusive use over common property? Are you sure? In the world of strata living, property is divided into two parts – a lot, which is typically the unit you’ve bought, and common property – which most commonly,

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SSKB reviews the Spreme Court ruling which has obligations for all Strata Communities

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door To Disability Access Obligations

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A recent Supreme Court ruling in Victoria has wide implications for all Strata Communities across Australia. The case involved a legally-blind pensioner who owned a fourth floor unit. The woman subsequently developed mobility issues that left her reliant on a wheelchair and a mobility scooter.

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SSKB Strata Managers is pleased to reproduce this article from ThyssenKrupp on NBN lift phone solutions

NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions

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NBN Roll-out Elevates Phone Lift Solutions article reproduced with the kind permission of  Matthew Lycakis Queensland Business Development Manager ThyssenKrupp Australia Once the NBN is rolled out, conventional lift phones will cease to operate in a power failure Whether we like it or not, the

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SSKB - Strata Managers looks at short-term letting programs such as Airbnb and Stayz

What’s Behind The Door In Short-term Letting?

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Short-term letting companies such as Stayz and Airbnb are a boon to some property owners but a bane to many resident Lot Owners and Committees. These holiday rentals earn quite a bit of pocket money for owners. Even renters have been known to sublet their apartments

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Cladding

QLD Legislation Changes | Exterior Cladding

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QLD Government Passes New Cladding Legislation What exactly is the cladding? The cladding in question are aluminium composite panels (ACP). These have a polyethylene or plastic core and an aluminium coating. It is a cheaper building material widely used worldwide to clad all types of

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