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UQ COVID-19 Vaccine Development

UQ COVID-19 Vaccine Development

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Researchers have said that the pre-clinical testing of The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine has produced safe results. It has also been proven that the vaccine can be mass produced. Results from animal testing show that the vaccine produces a good immune response and can be manufactured in large quantities once it has been finanlised.  In April, we released

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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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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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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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Opal Towers Apartment Sale

Opal Towers Apartment Sale

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It has been almost one year since residents were evacuated from their homes at Opal Tower due to cracks appearing in the walls of the building. Owners have been feeling the final stress of owning an apartment in the Opal Tower. Not only are the

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More than just a Community Manager

Being a Client of SSKB Means You Get More Than Just a Community Manager

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Clients of SSKB get access to the SSKB Invoice Hub. The Invoice Hub is an online approval system that allows Committees access to pending invoices 24 hours a day. It puts in place a system where multiple Committee members need to approve a payment before it

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Strata Q&A

Strata Q&A

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The terminology and legislation that comes with Strata living is something that not everyone understands or even comes across until we purchase into a Strata property. The SSKB team has created a FAQ to answer some of our most frequently asked questions by unit owners.

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Balcony Safety Fears

Balcony Safety Fears

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On Christmas Eve 2018, residents of Sydney’s Opal Tower were forced to evacuate from their homes due to cracking appearing in the structure of the building. Since then, the media has been highlighting defects within the Strata industry, with Opal Tower being the next big

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How to Buy into Strata in the 2019 Landscape

How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

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Buying a new home or investment property requires careful consideration. Whether you are considering purchasing a house, apartment or townhouse, you should allow the same amount of consideration for each. There are many perks to living in a Strata property. From the sense of community,

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Strata Collective Sales - New South Wales

Strata Collective Sales – NSW

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A landmark court decision ordered the sale of a Sydney building following the option to approve Strata collective sales with the support from three-quarters of the building’s owners. The Strata Schemes Development Act 2016 made this first ever court-ordered collective sale possible. The legislation allowed

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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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Opal Towers - Class Action

Opal Towers – Class action

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Residents of Sydney’s Opal Tower have launched a class action against the New South Wales state government. It has been more than 7 months since residents were evacuated from their homes. Documents lodged with the NSW Supreme Court last Friday revealed that owners of the

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What to Look For In a Community Manager

What to Look For in a Manager

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Every property is unique and can be run differently by each Committee. However, there are some attributes that your Community Manager should ideally have to ensure your scheme runs smoothly. The role of a Community Manager is to support Committees and ultimately your Body Corporate/Owners

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

Mascot Towers – Update

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Last Sunday it was announced by the state government that they would fund a multi-million dollar emergency assistance package until the liability of Mascot Towers can be determined. The package also offers interest free loans to residents of up to $400 per night to assist

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