Facilities Archives - SSKB - Strata Managers | Community Experts

What is the Difference Between a Community Manager and a Building Manager?

|

Strata can be a confusing world and often the lines blur with the roles and responsibilities. For anyone new to a strata–titled development, there are terms which may sound similar but in reality are completely different. At SSKB we have put together this article to make the roles clearer and

Read more

Changes to BCCM Regulation – What You Need to Know

|

On the 29 September 2020 new BCCM Regulation Modules were published that will commence on 1 March 2021. This will include the following Regulation Modules:-   2 Lot Schemes, Small schemes, Standard, Commercial & Accommodation. These new regulations relate primarily to recommendations made by the

Read more

Understanding Terminology in a Meeting

|

Buying into a strata community is an exciting time. You may have shared facilities such as pools and saunas that you can enjoy, or you may be looking forward to having common property so you are no–longer having to spend your Sundays doing the gardening.  However, if you are new to the strata world, you may

Read more
Do You Want To Save Money on Your Water Bills

Do You Want to Save Money on Your Water Bills?

|

Most people have become cautious with their electricity usage. Getting into the habit of turning off light switches as you leave the room may be second nature however, what steps do you take to save money on your water bills? At SSKB we have done

Read more
Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

|

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

Read more
How To Conduct a Successful Meeting_

Why Do You Need a Sinking Fund?

|

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

Read more
4 Tips for Heating Your Apartment This Winter

4 Tips for Heating Your Apartment This Winter

|

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

Read more
Cladding Deadlines Extended

Cladding Deadlines Extended

|

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

Read more
Getting Organised in Your Strata Property Marie Kondo Style

Allunga and Ballah – Cost Savings

|

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

Read more
Strata Dictionary

Strata Dictionary

|

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

Read more
What Are Strata Loans

What Are Strata Loans?

|

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

Read more
Now Is The Time To Be Storm Ready

Now’s The Time To Be Storm Ready

|

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

Read more
Now Is The Time To Be Storm Ready

Who’s Responsible For Fences?

|

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

Read more
Exclusive Use of Common Property

Exclusive Use of Common Property – Qld

|

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,

Read more
Exclusive Use of Common Property

Exclusive Use Of Common Property – NSW

|

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,

Read more