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Strata Roles

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The role of the Body Corporate Manager (BCM) relies heavily on building strong relationships with both the committee and the Resident Unit Manager (RUM) or building manager. All play different but important roles in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of your body corporate. A

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Cladding Update

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The Queensland Government have developed ‘Safer Buildings’ to identify buildings in Queensland that potentially have combustible cladding. In Queensland, the owners of the buildings may be required to register their building and complete the combustible cladding checklist. Who Needs to Register? You are required to

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Strata Dictionary

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Strata living can be a confusing world, from the many terms to the constant changes in legislation and the different terminology around the country. We have taken some of the most common terms that you may need to know whilst you are living in a

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Renovating in Strata – QLD

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When renovating and making alterations to an individual lot, the Body Corporate and Community Management Act does not restrict the changes or improvements which an owner can make.  Generally, lot owners can make improvements to elements of the lot which are the responsibility of the owner. However

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Your Guide to the SSKB Website and Strata Resources

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Client Portal. 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/owners corporation and Strata resources. It consists of specialised features that enable

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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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Running a Business from Your Lot

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It is not uncommon for small business owners to run their business out of their home. It is convenient, it saves on travel expenses and incurs fewer overheads just to name a few reasons. However, when your home is in a strata community this can

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Interior Decoration Ideas – Pantone colour of the year

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They say change is as good as a holiday. So what better place to create a change than in the place you spend most of your time, your home. Perhaps a change of interior colour might be the ticket that you need. Pantone Colour of

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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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Landlords Insurance in a Strata Complex

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Guest post by Kimberley Lundberg from Insurance Aid General Brokers If you own and rent a unit or lot in a strata managed complex, you might be tempted to think that the insurance your body corporate pays on your behalf (Strata Insurance) will protect you

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What Are Strata Loans?

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There are times a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation needs extra funds for emergency repairs or some unexpected major remedial works. Ideally there will be enough money in the Sinking Fund (also known as a Capital Expenditure or Maintenance Fund) to cover the work, but

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Now’s The Time To Be Storm Ready

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Australia is now in cyclone season which began on 1 November. So proactive strata communities should consider their storm readiness. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has just announced the first cyclone for the season – Cyclone Owen – although a likely El Nino this year

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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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Strata Committee Spending Limits

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One of the responsibilities to fall on the shoulders of committees is ensuring that funds for the repair and maintenance of the property are correctly spent. And, not surprisingly, different states have different rules to follow. Victoria Victoria doesn’t nominate a spending limit and instead

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Who’s Responsible For Fences?

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Good fences make good neighbours, observed the poet Robert Frost. The same can be said for strata communities, where keeping fences in good repair keeps the relationship between neighbours sweet. So, whose responsibility is it to maintain fences? In Queensland and New South Wales, it’s

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