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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

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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

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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 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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Behind The Scenes at SSKB

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At SSKB we make it as easy as possible for your Committee to manage and maintain your property. From our frontline team in client solutions to our Strata Management Team, to our Finance and Accounting Team, SSKB are a one stop shop for all things

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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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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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Airbnb Ban

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A Gold Coast Body Corporate has won an appeal to ban Airbnb rentals in their community after a 2-year legal fight. An Appeals Tribunal approved a by-law from the Fairway Island Body Corporate which prohibited owners to let out their property for lettings that were

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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

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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 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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Opal Towers Apartment Sale

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It has been almost one year since residents were evacuated from their homes at Opal Tower due to cracks appearing in the walls of the building. Owners have been feeling the final stress of owning an apartment in the Opal Tower. Not only are the

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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

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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

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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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