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2019 strata year in review

2019 Strata Year in Review

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The Strata industry is constantly evolving to streamline processes and improve legislation. 2019 has seen many changes to the industry with more changes set to occur in 2020. Each state in Australia is governed by different legislation. While the year was heavily flooded with legislation

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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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Strata Roles

Strata Roles

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The role of the Body Corporate Manager (BCM) relies heavily on building strong relationships with both the committee and the Resident Unit Manager (RUM) or building manager. All play different but important roles in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of your body corporate. A

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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 looks at Strata Committee spending limits

Strata Committee Spending Limits

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One of the responsibilities to fall on the shoulders of committees is ensuring that funds for the repair and maintenance of the property are correctly spent. And, not surprisingly, different states have different rules to follow. Victoria Victoria doesn’t nominate a spending limit and instead

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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 reviews the BCCM Commissioner's advice on Schoolies 2018

What You Need To Know About Schoolies 2018

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The end of the academic year marks the beginning of Schoolies, where Year 12 school leavers let down their hair and descend on some of the country’s most popular holiday spots. High spirits and immaturity combined can cause headaches for owners and residents alike in

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Help! Where Do I Find My OC Rules – Vic

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If you live in an Owners Corporation community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called rules (or OC Rules). These are the rules all the owners have agreed to abide by. The rules are voted on by all owners. Owners Corporations can choose to

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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – QLD

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If you live in a Body Corporate community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of a Body Corporate that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners and they are

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Help! Where do I find my by-laws – NSW

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If you live in an Owners Corporation community, the chances are you’ve heard of something called by-laws. By-laws are the rules of an Owners Corporation that all the owners have agreed to abide by. The by-laws are voted on by all owners. Owners Corporations can

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‘Paws’ For Thought Before Choosing An Apartment Pet

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With apartment living becoming the lifestyle of choice for an increasing number of Australians, it comes as no surprise to find an increasing number of buildings becoming more pet friendly. Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world: About 62%

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SSKB looks at permission for pets in Victorian OCs

Permission For Pets – Victoria

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Pets are part of the family but it is completely understandable that an OC Committee might want to pause for thought, before giving the ‘paws up’ to a new addition to the neighbourhood. Some Owners Corporation communities have specific rules which put specific conditions on

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SSKB looks at permission for pets in OC communities in NSW

Permission For Pets – NSW

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Pets are part of the family but it is completely understandable that an Owners Corporation Committee might want to pause for thought, before giving the ‘paws up’ to a new addition to the neighbourhood. New South Wales has a set of model by-laws to provide

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SSKB looks at the flammable cladding legislation affecting Qld Body Corporate Communities.

Flammable Cladding Update

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Body Corporate Communities across Queensland have until March 29, 2019 to undertake a mandatory ‘combustible cladding checklist’. On Monday, 1 October the Queensland Government released the survey on the Safer Buildings web site. SSKB Co-Owner and Director Tim Sheehan shares important information for all Queensland

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Great Meetings Are On The Agenda – Vic

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Life is too short to spend in meetings, so anything that begins by getting issues on the table and ends with concrete actions on those issues is a good meeting indeed. We give you the inside tips on how to run an effective meeting. In

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