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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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Practicing Mindfulness in Your Apartment

Practicing Mindfulness in Your Apartment

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Melbourne has always been seen as the social city and, for many, the sports, arts and cafe capital of Australia. But the city’s atmosphere and vibrancy have been halted with the recent restriction measures  and it will continue to feel this impact for the weeks coming. SSKB’s client base is primarily living in apartments with limited space, many of

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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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Building Your Own Lockdown Resilience Toolkit with Greg Layton

Building Your Own Lockdown Resilience Toolkit with Greg Layton

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The Melbourne lifestyle has always been thriving – the music and arts scenes, the foodies dream and of course that inner-city apartment living. The sudden shakeup into a state of disaster, the endless flow of negative press and lockdown inside an apartment (often with no balcony)

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Spotlight on the Solito Community

Spotlight on the Solito Community

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At SSKB we promote positive communities and understand the importance of Committees, Owners, Building Managers and Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Managers working cooperatively for the benefit of all owners. One of our Brisbane schemes is an excellent example of a positive and proactive strata community working

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A Short Lesson in Japanese Industrial History_

A Short Lesson in Japanese Industrial History

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From a previous blog we all know that good body corporate management is like an icy glass of coke appearing at your restaurant table. In this blog we mix our metaphors one more time and discover that good body corporate management is also like building

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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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A Guide to Being a Great Treasurer_

A Guide to Being a Great Treasurer

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In a Body Corporate and Owners Corporation, a new Committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting by the lot owners.  This Committee is responsible for the administrative and day-to-day running of the community, including making decisions on the behalf of lot owners, and enforcing lawful decisions of the Body

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Conflict Between Owners and The Committee_- Queensland_

Conflict Between Owners and The Committee – Queensland

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Where the health and happiness of a strata community depends heavily on the success of the relationships within it, it is important that conflicts are resolved the way which is most likely to preserve those relationships into the future. This is why self-resolution features so

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Conflict Between Owners and The Committee_- Queensland_

Networks: They are more than just an IT thing

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One of the benefits of living in the smart phone internet age is the availability of podcasts.  I walk to work and most mornings and afternoons  I spend that 15 minutes listening to somebody smarter than me (many people) tell me something I don’t know

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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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