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Pets and Body Corporate

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Pets within strata communities account for the most common by-law breaches. In particular, residents that keep pets without permission. Obtaining approval to have a pet in your apartment/unit is different for every body corporate, building and state. Each building has a set of by-laws that

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Is a $10,000 parking fine overkill or justly deserved?

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To some, a $10,000 fine for illegally parking on the common property seems like overkill; to others, it might seem just the sort of action that should be dealt out more often! And depending on your individual experience with parking within an owners corporation (and

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Most commonly misunderstood issues related to strata living – The Committee

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It is often the case that lot owners misunderstand the difference between their committee and their body corporate manager. The committee is the executive arm of the body corporate. The committee has the duty of putting into effect the lawful decisions of the body corporate.

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SSKB Strata Managers looks at how Committee Members can deal with short-term letting through companies such as Stayz and Airbnb

You have the power!

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How many times do we hear people complaining about our politicians and the decisions they make? Sometimes, the phrasing of these complaints make it sound like politicians get into power by some unexplainable and inaccessible process, and that we, the members of the community, have

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What does my strata insurance cover in Queensland?

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Insurance requirements for strata titled properties can be confusing. Often it is hard to state as a general rule what is covered by the body corporate and what an owner is responsible for. When it comes to something as significant as insurance, it’s important that

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11 Tips for Effective Committee Meetings

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Ever sat through Committee Meeting after Committee Meeting and felt like nothing gets achieved? Well follow these 11 tips and get results. 1. Get quotes and reports. If there is a job you want to see done arrange for any necessary quotes and/or reports to

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How Healthy is Your Strata Community?

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  Just like having a healthy diet and exercise in your personal life is important, maintaining a healthy strata community is essential for the continued well being of your investment. How well is your community managing… 1. Work Health and Safety. Is your strata community

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Smoke-free Apartments in NSW

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  The Cancer Council has recently released the Achieving Smoke-free Apartments toolkit to assist owners corporations in NSW introduce smoke free by-laws. In NSW strata committees have the authority to ban smoking. Although a very contentious issue, introducing a smoke-free by-law is the most effective

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Building Management Statements – What exactly are they?

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  Some of you may have heard of this strange entity called a BMS. Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings involving Volumetric lots (which include Residential Lots – usually under a Body Corporate, with retail and commercial lots) to assist in the

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Claims Process Following a Catastrophic Event

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Brisbane Hail/Storm Event 27/11/2014 The storm was described in the local papers as the storm of the decade. Cyclone strength winds and large hail storms hit areas of Brisbane ranging from Forest Lake through to Milton, with suburbs such as Albion, Chermside and Aspley also

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Neighbourly Love

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When I was growing up, our neighbours were like family. The elderly couple Betty and Frank on the right would look after my sister and me after school until our parents finished work. They would indulge us with biscuits and let us watch TV. Our

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Ensure You’re Insured

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Kristi Harris Having worked in the strata industry for some time, one of the most common stories I hear is unit owners or occupiers not having the right insurance and being left out of pocket for damaged property, even when not at fault. I regularly

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Queensland Body Corporate Stakeholders Remain in Limbo

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Tim Sheehan Even with the result now declared, the outcome of the January 31 State Election in Queensland is causing uncertainty in the body corporate community. The principal piece of legislation regulating the tens of thousands of strata schemes is the Body Corporate and Community

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SSKB Exclusive

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Mark Roy – CEO SSKB is excited to give you the exclusive into the changes that are happening for you, as influenced by you. This year we embark on a new strategy developed over years of research, understanding and learning based outcomes. Our direction seeks

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How could a simple matter of unpaid body corporate levies turn into a full blown legal battle?

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To gain a proper understanding of this case, we have to go back to 2007 where Dr Prins and Mrs Prins took out a loan through St George Bank Limited (now Westpac) to purchase an apartment in The Wave.  The couple would later fail to

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