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Financial Information

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Financial Hardship  To date, we have found that working on a case-by-case basis is essential in response to the current crisis, as all buildings operate slightly different. The same goes for finances, so we highly encourage our Committees to have a conversation, discuss their needs

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Who is Responsible for the Maintenance of Your Common Property?

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Common property – it sounds pretty straight forward doesn’t it?   However, it’s not quite as simple as it seems when it comes to deciding who is responsible for the maintenance. Luckily, there are industry professionals out there to guide you along the way.  Maintaining Common Property One of

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25 years of Making a Positive Difference

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SSKB is turning 25! That’s 25 years of making a positive difference in the lives of our lot owners.   Since starting in 1995, we have seen many changes to the Strata Industry and our company has been molded to keep up with these changes.   The name SSKB

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For Committees and Owners

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Please note – we are not in a position to provide medical advice and urge everyone to keep up to date with government information regarding the same. Last night (29th March) the Prime Minister announced further restrictions on social gatherings and a six-month moratorium on evictions

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Community Schemes Law Reform NSW – Have Your Say

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The New South Wales (NSW) government is seeking feedback from the public on the drafting of the Community Land Management Bill 2019 and the Community Land Development Bill 2019.   What Are the Changes?   The existing community scheme laws for NSW are 30+ years old.  The Bills entirely rewrite

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What’s Happening in the Queensland Strata Industry in 2020?

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The Strata industry is constantly evolving to streamline processes and improve legislation. Draft Regulations Last year, many draft regulations were released for consultation in the Strata Industry with many of these changes set to come into effect in 2020. In the second half of 2019,

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Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes

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New legislation is being introduced in Queensland, that will make Queensland households possibly the safest in Australia when it comes to fire safety. What are the Changes?  The new legislation requires all Queensland dwellings to install photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and in hallways

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Meet Siobhan From Our Sunshine Coast Office

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How long have you been in the Strata Industry?  I started working with SSKB five and a half years ago at the Sunshine Coast office. I have been working with SSKB the whole time I have been in the Strata industry.   Can you tell me

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Damage to Common Property: Body Corporate Attempts to Hold Owner Responsible

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We recently read about a case that determined whether a lot owner is liable for damage to common property allegedly caused by their tenant. What Happened? On 10 March 2011, 2 Committee Members from a Queensland scheme claim they witnessed a tenant from a Lot

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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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