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The Building Manager

The Building Manager

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The building manager runs a business that is commonly known as “management rights”. Terms that are defined under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act, which apply to a resident manager are “Management Rights” – The letting agent business for the Scheme (including the letting

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Parking Rules

Parking Rules and Common Parking Problems

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Parking is easily one of the most contentious issues within strata living, sparking a myriad of queries and complaints. These can range from parking in the visitor parking spaces, parking on common property, parking in other resident’s designated car spaces and leasing out car spaces

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Occupational Health and Safety for RUMs

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One of the most important duties of RUMS, Caretakers and Property Managers is ensuring the scheme is fully up to date with occupational health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised occupational health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in a workplace has an

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What Community Managers Wished RUMs Knew About Strata

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The relationship between property managers, caretakers and Resident Unit Managers (RUMs) and strata Community Managers is an important one. Together, they ensure strata communities are well run from legislative compliance and financials, through to maintenance and repair of the building itself. Even though they have

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Finding high quality contractors can be a challenging task

Sourcing quality trade contractors

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Does your property need some urgent repair work? Perhaps you’re looking for some long term upgrades? One of the most important things a Resident Unit Manager should consider when answering these questions is how they are going to source quality trade contractors.  The abilities of

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SSKB shares commonsense personal safety tips for property managers and resident unit managers

11 Essential Inspection Safety Tips for Property Managers

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This article first appeared in Residential Property Manager and is reproduced with kind permission. by Darren Hunter Every property manager places their safety at risk when they enter a property. However, most property managers do not take precautions to reduce the potential risks they face.

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Ben Brings a Fresh View to Valley Living

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It’s 10am and Fortitude Valley, the party of heart of Brisbane, is coming alive for the day. Some of its most colourful characters won’t emerge for another 12 hours, but the Valley’s quirky off-beat charm is unmistakable – even during daylight hours. Like so much

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SSKB strata managers hold a wealth of knowledge helpful to building managers

Strata Managers Hold A Wealth Of Information

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In a previous article, we have focused on some of the important duties which a Resident Unit Manager must undertake to successfully fulfil their role. And while these duties cover a wide range of areas, there is one relationship which can make fulfilling these tasks

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SSKB looks at ways to support body corporate/owners corporation committee members

How To Keep Your Committee Fresh

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It’s a problem which besets just about every type of committee – the need for fresh blood versus the same old faces who always volunteer to remain on a committee. So, what can you do if you feel your community would benefit from fresh faces?

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SSKB talks to Jim Edwards RUM at Park Edge Views

Jim Enjoys Room With A View

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Park Edge Views, located in the master-planned Springfield development is a little slice of heaven on earth – certainly Jim Edwards thinks so. This is a ‘tree change’ opportunity for Jim who is the resident manager on the brand new 80 lot townhouse development, which

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SSKB is delighted to work with Bruce Holliday at Mosaic, Fortitude Valley

Pieces Fall Into Place At Mosaic

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For someone whose name is Holliday, there’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes to ensure that people enjoys theirs. Bruce Holliday is property manager at Mosaic in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and, as the name of the building suggests, this is not your average

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Crystal Bay On The Broadwater

SSKB Take Five with Tony & Fiona Woodland, Crystal Bay on the Broadwater

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The sparkling Broadwater glistens like a jewel on a balmy autumn morning. While the residents and guests of Crystal Bay On The Broadwater enjoy the view over a leisurely breakfast on their balconies – or take in a before-work session in the gym – Tony

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SSKB Take Five with Craig Whye, Evolution Apartments

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Take Five: With Craig Whye, group general manager Flair Hotel Group (including Evolution Apartments) Property Profile Location – Evolution Apartments – 18 Tank Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Property Type – Serviced Apartments What is it that you love about this place – Location, standard of the building and

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Chris Nezmah from StarBMS recommends RUMs do their homework first

Working with Committees – Prioritising Improvement Budgets

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In 2015 SSKB surveyed Resident Unit Manages to ask them what their top five challenges were. The answer came back – working with body corporate/owners corporation committees to approve budgets for building improvements. We asked Chris Nezmah, general manager of Star BMS for practical tips

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Property Manager, Building Manager, Strata Manager – Managing the Difference

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For anyone new to a strata titled development, there are terms which may sound similar but are in reality, completely different. We’ve created a quick guide that might be helpful to lot owners, committee members, resident unit managers and property managers to explain the role

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