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Rental Reforms

Rental Reforms – What Do They Mean for You?

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The Queensland Government are reviewing Queensland’s tenancy laws.  In 2018, the statewide Open Doors to Renting Reform community consultation invited Queenslanders to give their opinions on how to improve renting in Queensland from their past and current experiences.   The public were able to share their opinions about the reforms

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Meet our brisbane team leader kate

Meet Our Brisbane Team Leader Kate

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We sat down with Kate O’Rourke from our Brisbane office to talk about her journey with SSKB. How long have you been in the Strata Industry?  I have been in the Strata industry for 14 years. This month I am celebrating my 9-year work anniversary

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4 ways SSKB can benefit your building

4 Ways SSKB Can Benefit Your Building

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SSKB is turning 25! That’s 25 years of making positive a difference in the lives of our lot owners.   Throughout our many years in the industry we have evolved and developed our company to ensure everything we do is of benefit to our clients.   Below are 4 ways that

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4 tips to cool off your pool bill this summer

4 Tips to Cool Off Your Pool Bills This Summer

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It’s that time of year again, summertime! Residents who are lucky enough to live in an apartment or townhouse with swimming pool facilities are starting to take full advantage. Spending weekends soaking up the sun and cooling off in the pool is what summer is

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Insurance

Insurance

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Strata Insurance is essential for Bodies Corporate and Owners Corporations as it covers the property and common contents of the scheme. The premium costs of Strata insurance are typically shared between all lot owners in the scheme. However, the last 12 months in the Strata

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Where Exactly Do Your Body Corporate Fees Go

Where exactly do your Body Corporate fees go?

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At times new Owners may not understand where their Body Corporate levies go and may assume that their levies are paying only for the Body Corporate Manager. However, your levies cover the costs for everything that it takes to maintain your Body Corporate scheme annually

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Cladding update

Cladding Update

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Over the past two years since the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, the fire safety risks associated with combustible and non-compliant cladding on high-rise buildings has been highlighted. Although the presence of combustible cladding is Australia wide, each state has

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Have you had disputes in your strata scheme?

Have You Had Disputes in Your Strata Scheme?

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We recently read in the Gold Coast Bulletin about a Gold Coast scheme (unrelated to SSKB) that has had an administrator appointed  to administer the scheme at the committee level due to financial malpractice, and a strata issue that escalated. We know that when living

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Mascot Towers Update – Special Levy

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Cracking in Sydney’s Mascot Towers building saw residents of 132 apartments evacuated in mid-June this year. It has now been 3 months since the evacuation and residents are still unsure when they will return to their homes. A motion to raise a $7 million special

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Gardens in Strata

Gardens in Strata

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Spring is here! And with spring comes the perfect time to get on top of your gardening. If you are part of the 2 million Australians who live in an apartment, the responsibility to maintain the gardens in your common property falls on the Body

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SSKB cracks a fraudster

SSKB Cracks a Fraudster

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One of the most important things an Owners Corporation does is handle your money. At SSKB we have processes and systems in place to ensure that your funds are handled with care. When invoices are received, the Owners Corporation pays them once they have been

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Pool Safety

Pool Safety

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In Australia we are lucky enough to have nice hot weather throughout most of the year. This makes swimming pools a valuable investment. With a growing population living in strata communities, the allure of a pool within the scheme can be highly appealing. However, with

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SSKB Strata managers has made a list and checked it twice- here's what you need to do before hanging out your Christmas decorations

It’s Christmas Time In The City*

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! But before you ‘jingle all the way’ with the Christmas spirit, there are a few things to bear in mind before you deck the halls. You’ll need to check with your Body Corporate or Owners Corporation before

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Using The SSKB Portal For Self Service – VIC/NSW

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As a lot owner in an SSKB managed building, you have access to the SSKB portal. The portal is a one stop shop for documents and information relating to your owners corporation, as well as links to SSKB’s latest news articles. The portal is updated

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Using The SSKB Portal For Self Service – QLD

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As a lot owner in an SSKB managed building, you have access to the SSKB portal. The portal is a one stop shop for documents and information relating to your body corporate, as well as links to SSKB’s latest news articles. The portal is updated

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