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3 p's Christmas

Pets, Parking and Parties – Christmas Edition

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At the beginning of October SSKB and MBA Lawyers hosted a Strata Seminar where Solicitor Clayton Glenister spoke regarding the three P’s: pets, parking and parties. With the festive season in full swing there is no better time for SSKB to educate our clients on

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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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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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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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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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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 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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SSKB Welcomes the news from the Victorian State Government

SSKB Welcomes the News from the Victorian State Government Overnight

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The Victorian State Government last night announced that in Victoria the rectification for buildings that are classified as having combustible cladding will be funded, at least in part, by the state government. The state government will then seek damages from responsible parties. Initially, it was

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Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Why You Need A Sinking Fund

Why Do You Need a Sinking Fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through regular savings. What is a sinking fund? A Body Corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists

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NSW Resident Dispute Leads to $120,000 For The Chairperson of the Strata Committee

NSW Resident Dispute Leads to $120,000 For The Chairperson of The Strata Committee

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The story below was published by The Sydney Morning Herald on 22 May. It refers to an owners dispute that has had real and financial consequences for the parties involved. It is a timely reminder that strata communities do not exist in isolation to those

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How to join a committee

How to Join a Committee – QLD

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The body corporate committee is the bridge between the building title and the body corporate managers being responsible for making decisions on behalf of the body corporate and putting lawful decisions of the body corporate into effect. The committee has a maximum of 7 and

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Community Management Statements

Community Management Statements – QLD

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For every Body Corporate, the Community Management Statement (CMS) is a crucial document that sets out the rules for living in that particular scheme. A specific Community Management Statement drafted for the particular Body Corporate assists to minimise disputes if they arise . In Queensland,

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