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Statutory Compliance

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You can now order a free hardcopy of “Tim Sheehan and Paul Wood’s Guide to Statutory Compliance” from the SSKB website. Committee members volunteer their time to serve the community and, although committee members are often highly resourceful, it is not fair to expect them to be experts

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Renters Say “Goodbye Backyard, Hello Balcony”

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Recent figures have shown that strata living is thriving, with rental demand for inner city living and urban development to thank. The global trend towards capital city living has not passed Australia by. A desire to be close to inner city action, have convenient access to

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Noisy Neighbours

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Everyone has the right to the quiet enjoyment of their home. But what if your neighbour‘s enjoyment isn’t quiet? What if it is loud, ongoing and intrusive? The issue of noisy neighbours is one experienced everywhere, but in close living arrangements such as strata living,

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Stay Warm and Safe for Winter

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As the nights are getting colder, many of us look forward to coming home to houses or apartments kept warm by fires, heaters or an air conditioner. If it’s raining outside, you might hang your damp coat over a rack right next to the heater

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Bodies corporate committees in the middle of NBN – TPG showdown

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Brisbane bodies corporate are set to be embroiled in the confrontation between telecommunication companies NBN Co and TPG, and committee members need to be vigilant to ensure their body corporate is not adversely affected by the maneuverings of the big companies. TPG Telecom recently announced

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New CEO at SSKB Strata Managers

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Tim Sheehan and Paul Wood, the Directors of the SSKB Group, are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Roy as chief executive officer of the Group. The industry leading SSKB Group has been thriving with the growing popularity of apartment living throughout Australia. Tim

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Body Corporate Awarded Costs in Levy Recovery Dispute

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SSKB, strata manager of the Body Corporate for The Wave, welcomes a Supreme Court ruling holding Westpac liable for outstanding levy recovery costs expected to be in the vicinity of $450,000. Recently the Queensland Court of Appeal ended a lengthy legal battle between the Body

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How could a simple matter of unpaid body corporate levies turn into a full blown legal battle?

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To gain a proper understanding of this case, we have to go back to 2007 where Dr Prins and Mrs Prins took out a loan through St George Bank Limited (now Westpac) to purchase an apartment in The Wave.  The couple would later fail to

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Happy Easter!

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SSKB wishes all our valued clients a Happy Easter! With the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays in close proximity this year, many people are taking an extended break to go on holiday. Unfortunately, it is well known that most break-ins occur when people are

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High Insurance Premiums in the Firing Line

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Far North Queensland strata residents are welcoming a project introduced by major insurer CGU to combat high insurance premiums. Insurance premiums have increased significantly over the last few years, with catastrophic weather events in the region meaning an increased pricing of risk. The problem has

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Where do my body corporate levies go?

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Paying levies or contributions is a fundamental part of living in a strata scheme. When sharing a building and common property with other owners, it is only fair that all contribute to the upkeep and running of the body corporate. As an owner in a

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Buyer Beware – Things to Consider When Investing in Strata

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In the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas, an increasing number of people are buying into strata titles. However, Strata Community Australia (QLD) president Simon Barnard has expressed concern about the growing number of purchasers choosing to forgo important background checks. The declining number of

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NSW Strata Reforms to Impact Developers

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The relationship between developers and strata scheme communities is set to change under the NSW strata reform, with the Government’s position paper revealing an intent to increase developer responsibility. The Strata and Community Title Law Reform Position Paper was released late last year, with reforms

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Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Queensland’s Wheel and Walk Fun Run 2014

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At SSKB we are very proud to be a sponsor of the SBHQ Wheel and Walk Fun Run 2014. This is our 4th consecutive year sponsoring this significant fundraiser. Last year more than $22.000 was raised through a strong effort from participants, communities, and sponsors.

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Small oversights can have huge consequences

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I recently heard two troubling stories. Let me share them with you. In one story, an inexperienced building manager was struggling with the issue of insufficient storage space. Having nowhere else to put them, he placed rubbish bins and various other items in front of

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