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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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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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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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New South Wales Industry Reforms - What You Need To Know

New South Wales Building Industry Reforms – What you need to know

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In June 2020, the New South Wales Government passed legislation to further regulate the design and construction of residential buildings. Since the Opal Tower and Mascot Tower defects in New South Wales, buyers have lost confidence in larger sized strata properties.  The new legislation was passed in the form of:   the Design and

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Can Your Body Corporate_Owners Corporation Realistically Reduce Expenses

Can your Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Realistically Reduce Expenses?

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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 reduce expenses during this time.    One way of classifying expenditure is:  Essential  Non-essential  Essential  Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations

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Community Spirit is Alive at Republic Tower_

Community Spirit is Alive at Republic Tower

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One of the Melbourne Schemes managed by SSKB have showed they have got some hardcore community spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic!   Republic Tower is a striking 35 storey building located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Residents have shown true community spirit by working together for the benefit of all residents.  Republic Tower

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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

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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

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Behind The Scenes at SSKB

Behind The Scenes at SSKB

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At SSKB we make it as easy as possible for your Committee to manage and maintain your property. From our frontline team in client solutions to our Strata Management Team, to our Finance and Accounting Team, SSKB are a one stop shop for all things

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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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Community Living

Community Living

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When making the decision to purchase or rent in Strata property, living in a community is often an attractive factor. Although, once you are all settled into your home, many of us get so busy with day to day life that we sometimes forget we

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Record Keeping in Strata

Record Keeping in Strata

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A potential buyer of a unit within a block in Moore Park in Sydney undertook an inspection of Strata documents in 2015. The records that were found were described as “terrible”. Has this happened to you and is this an isolated incident? A buyers agent

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What to Expect at Your First AGM - QLD

What to Expect at Your First AGM – QLD

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1st AGM for a brand-new Scheme So you have bought your sparkling new apartment and have received paperwork from your Community Manager about something called a 1st annual general meeting (AGM). If you are wondering what this is about and if you should be involved,

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