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The 5 Sources of Life

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This week we had our last Resilience in ISO webinar event with Greg Layton. Melbourne have now unfortunately been hit with an extension on the lockdown. The mental health and wellbeing of our clients and staff in Melbourne is a top priority. We now have 6 recorded sessions that our

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Executing Your Life Vision

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We are now over half-way through our Resilience in ISO webinar series, and have now unfortunately been hit with an extension on the lockdown. The mental health and wellbeing of our clients and staff in Melbourne is a top priority, and with 1 session left we hope

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How Are You Utilising Your Balcony Space?

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Balconies are one of the biggest selling points for many apartments. If you are lucky enough to live on a higher-level apartment you can have great views and those apartments further down often have bigger spaces for you to play with.  At SSKB, we have put together some tips

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Your Vision Post Lockdown with Greg Layton

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We are now over half-way through our Resilience in ISO webinar series, and have now unfortunately been hit with an extension on the lockdown. The mental health and wellbeing of our clients and staff in Melbourne is a top priority, and with 2 sessions left we hope

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UQ COVID-19 Vaccine Development

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Researchers have said that the pre-clinical testing of The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine has produced safe results. It has also been proven that the vaccine can be mass produced. Results from animal testing show that the vaccine produces a good immune response and can be manufactured in large quantities once it has been finanlised.  In April, we released

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Queensland Schoolies 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

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Schoolies week has been cancelled in Queensland after being classified as a high-risk event during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Schoolies week was scheduled to start on the Gold Coast on November 21 however, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that all official events including concerts and beach parties will be cancelled.   “This is a mass event,

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Routines with Greg Layton

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We are now half-way through our Resilience in ISO webinar series, which thankfully means we are half-way through the current restrictions placed on our Melbourne residents.   Assisting the Owners Corporations to navigate the responsibilities to keep residents safe, financial stress from a lot of owners and keeping common

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Practicing Mindfulness in Your Apartment

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Melbourne has always been seen as the social city and, for many, the sports, arts and cafe capital of Australia. But the city’s atmosphere and vibrancy have been halted with the recent restriction measures  and it will continue to feel this impact for the weeks coming. SSKB’s client base is primarily living in apartments with limited space, many of

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What is the Best Method to Change Strata Managers?

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Are you completely satisfied with your current Strata Manager?  Many Bodies Corporate/Owners Corporations are unhappy with the service they are receiving from their current manager however are unsure how to change to a new management company.  Changing strata managers is simpler than most people think and can be done

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What is a special levy?

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If you are part of a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation, you will hear the words levy and special levy being raised. But what is the difference between a levy and a special levy?    Levy  A levy is also known as a Body Corporate or Owners Corporation fee and is a regular financial

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Building Your Own Lockdown Resilience Toolkit with Greg Layton

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The Melbourne lifestyle has always been thriving – the music and arts scenes, the foodies dream and of course that inner-city apartment living. The sudden shakeup into a state of disaster, the endless flow of negative press and lockdown inside an apartment (often with no balcony)

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Spotlight on the Solito Community

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At SSKB we promote positive communities and understand the importance of Committees, Owners, Building Managers and Body Corporate/Owners Corporation Managers working cooperatively for the benefit of all owners. One of our Brisbane schemes is an excellent example of a positive and proactive strata community working

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A Short Lesson in Japanese Industrial History

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From a previous blog we all know that good body corporate management is like an icy glass of coke appearing at your restaurant table. In this blog we mix our metaphors one more time and discover that good body corporate management is also like building

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Conflict within the Committee

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When living in a Body Corporate/Owners Corporation, disputes can occasionally occur. How the issue is approached and resolved is crucial to the relationships between the parties going forward. When conflict arises between Committee members, badly handled dispute resolution can lead to a breakdown of communication between key parties

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Top tips on strata budgeting

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If you own in a Strata property, you are required to pay Body Corporate contributions, commonly known as levies. Levies cover many items such as the costs of maintaining common areas, administrative costs for items such as audits and tax, contractual fees and sinking fund

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