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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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SSKB Gold Coast Seminar

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Last Wednesday SSKB hosted a Seminar in conjunction with MBA Lawyers. The Seminar featured the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management, Chris Irons. Hot topics of the night were pets, visitor parking, changes to the BCCM (Standard Module) and the recording of meetings and

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Women in Management Rights

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Last Wednesday SSKB and Freedom Internet partnered to bring Brisbane the launch of a networking group for Women in Management Rights. The group is co-ordinated by Marisa Millane, an experienced industry veteran who has been running Women in Management on the Gold Coast for the

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Insurance

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Strata Insurance is essential for Bodies Corporate and Owners Corporations as it covers the property and common contents of the scheme. The premium costs of Strata insurance are typically shared between all lot owners in the scheme. However, the last 12 months in the Strata

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Where exactly do your Body Corporate fees go?

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At times new Owners may not understand where their Body Corporate levies go and may assume that their levies are paying only for the Body Corporate Manager. However, your levies cover the costs for everything that it takes to maintain your Body Corporate scheme annually

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Cladding Update

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Over the past two years since the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, the fire safety risks associated with combustible and non-compliant cladding on high-rise buildings has been highlighted. Although the presence of combustible cladding is Australia wide, each state has

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Have You Had Disputes in Your Strata Scheme?

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We recently read in the Gold Coast Bulletin about a Gold Coast scheme (unrelated to SSKB) that has had an administrator appointed  to administer the scheme at the committee level due to financial malpractice, and a strata issue that escalated. We know that when living

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Mascot Towers Update – Special Levy

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Cracking in Sydney’s Mascot Towers building saw residents of 132 apartments evacuated in mid-June this year. It has now been 3 months since the evacuation and residents are still unsure when they will return to their homes. A motion to raise a $7 million special

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Gardens in Strata

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Spring is here! And with spring comes the perfect time to get on top of your gardening. If you are part of the 2 million Australians who live in an apartment, the responsibility to maintain the gardens in your common property falls on the Body

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How to buy into Strata in the 2019 landscape

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Buying a new home or investment property requires careful consideration. Whether you are considering purchasing a house, apartment or townhouse, you should allow the same amount of consideration for each. There are many perks to living in a Strata property. From the sense of community,

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New BCCM (Standard Module) Regulation 2019

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The Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008, will soon be replaced later this year. Queensland now has a first look at the new Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation and some of the proposed changes for the industry. The consultation

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Everything you need to know about a BMS – QLD

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings involving Volumetric lots (which include Residential Lots – usually under a Body Corporate, with retail

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