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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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Gold Coast Residents, Now is The Chance to Have Your Say!

Gold Coast Residents, Now is The Chance to Have Your Say!

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The Gold Coast City Council has revealed that Surfers Paradise is receiving a radical refresh. The makeover has been long awaited as the Commonwealth Games soaked up most of the funds on the Gold Coast. Cavill Mall is on the list to be revamped as

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What you need to know about schoolies 2019

What You Need To Know About Schoolies 2019

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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. This means Strata properties will be full to the brim with graduates. Each state

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Draft regulation - last chance to have your say

Draft Regulations- Last Chance To Have Your Say

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 In August, The Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 was released for Queensland and we got a first look at some of the proposed changes. New draft regulations have been released for consultation. The new regulation modules will include reforms that will

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Being a client of SSKB means you get 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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SSKB Gold Coast Seminar

SSKB Gold Coast Seminar

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Last Wednesday SSKB hosted a Seminar in conjunction with MBA Lawyers. The Seminar featured the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, Chris Irons. Hot topics of the night were pets, visitor parking, changes to the BCCM (Standard Module) and the recording of meetings and

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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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New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

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The Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008, will soon be replaced later this year. Queensland now has a first look at the new Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation and some of the proposed changes for the industry. The consultation

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Everything you need to know about a BMS - QLD

Everything you need to know about a BMS – QLD

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is 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

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Dispute Resolution - QLD

Dispute Resolution – QLD

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When living in a Body Corporate, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. A badly handled dispute can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties of a Body Corporate,

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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 1st AGM

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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