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Lot Entitlements Issues Paper Queensland

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Bodies corporate have long struggled with the complex issue of lot entitlements. Given their importance in allocating expenses, liabilities, and voting rights to lot owners, it is critical that they are appropriately set. But doing that is far from easy, as all those in the

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Brisbane CBD and Southbank Bodies Corporate to Prepare for G20

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In November of this year, Brisbane will play host to the most significant meeting of world leaders that Australia has seen. The G20 Leaders Summit will be held on 15 and 16 of November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With 34 international protected

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What does my strata insurance cover in Queensland?

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For most people, dealing with insurance is enough to guarantee a raging headache. Unfortunately, for owners and tenants of strata-titled properties, insurance requirements and details are even more complicated. Here at SSKB, we commonly receive questions from bodies corporate, owners and tenants about what they

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Before You Start Renovating Your Apartment

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Nothing makes a house (or apartment) a home more than putting your own personal touch on it. Owning a property and making it a reflection of your personality is the dream for many Australians. However, for those owning property in a strata scheme, renovating your

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Body Corporate By-Laws: An Introduction

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When living in close quarters with other people, a number of commonly accepted rules can help maintain order and harmony. In strata schemes, these rules are known as by-laws. What are body corporate by-laws? Body corporate by-laws are a set of rules which apply to a

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SSKB strata managers, finalists in Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

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SSKB strata managers are finalists in this year’s Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. After taking out the ‘top gong’ in the Trades, Professions and Services category in May, they are now in the running to receive first place in their category for 2013. Winners will

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SSKB & Macquarie Bank Initiatives

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SSKB works in association with leading Australian banks to ensure SSKB’s lot owners benefit from the most competitive interest rates possible. We are always on the lookout for ways to better meet the needs of our clients and one way we can do that is

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Smoking in strata

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Should there be a blanket ban on smoking in strata? This has long been a litigious issue. Why? Well, in strata reduced living space and the close proximity between each apartment often means one owner’s habits directly impact others. For a non smoker, the wafting of

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What Should Each Apartment Pay?

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Property developers taking on their first apartment block will be confronted with the question: What should each apartment contribute to the overall strata budget? The apartment building you are planning to develop may be made up of 10 apartments, of varying shapes and sizes, and

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Rave reviews for the Brisbane Living in Strata Trade Show

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It was a celebration of all things body corporate at the Brisbane Living in Strata Body Corporate Trade Show. Being the final event of its kind for the year, it didn’t disappoint! Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the venue was packed with

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NSW strata laws to change

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A position paper has now been released by the NSW government, outlining 70 proposed changes to strata legislation. NSW Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts made the announcement on November 14, 2013. Mr Roberts said there were more than 72,000 strata schemes in NSW and

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The Legislative Review: Opportunities for stakeholders

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Recently, I had the opportunity to present at the Brisbane Living in Strata Body Corporate Trade Show along side Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and the Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleije. It was a fantastic opportunity to offer insight and education to attendees on the Property Law

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Our Gold Coast Office has moved!

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We are excited to announce that our SSKB Gold Coast office has now moved into a fantastic new building! After 14 years at our former location on Bundall Road, we have relocated 500 metres around the corner to 10 Frigo Court, Bundall. The office doors

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Media Release

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For Immediate Release. PROPERTY LAW IN QUEENSLAND ABOUT TO CHANGE. Anyone who owns strata or community title property, or who works within the strata industry is urged to attend the Brisbane Living in Strata Body Corporate Trade Show on Thursday, October 24. Attorney-General and Minister

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Introducing SSKB’s new and improved client documents!

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Introducing the next big thing for SSKB! Months in the making, we are excited to reveal our NEW AND IMPROVED CLIENT DOCUMENTS. This is a step forward in our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of lot owners. We are always looking

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