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Strata FAQ: Flying Minutes

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Welcome to a new feature in your SSKB Committee Newsletter. Each edition we will be taking a frequently asked question received by our community managers and share them with you. This is part of our commitment to providing education and support for body corporate and

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The Reasonableness Test

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What constitutes reasonableness? How do courts decide who is ‘reasonable’ in a dispute? What should a body corporate committee do if courts disagree? Jason Carlson from Grace Lawyers examines this issue for SSKB.

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SSKB talks about some of the responsibilities committee members have in managing strata communities.

Rules for Success

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Congratulations! You’ve volunteered to be on the committee of your body corporate or owners corporation. Just like being on the board of a community organisation or a business, being on the committee comes with specific responsibilities – which are all the more important to observe because

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SSKB looks at safety first and the responsibilities of body corporate communities

Risky Business: Ignoring safety can cost you dearly – QLD

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You might not realise it, but as a body corporate committee member, you’re running a business – managing levy funds, hiring contactors, directing volunteer workers, and more. And all business owners have legal obligations under The Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Ignoring these responsibilities

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Know the process of dealing with bylaw breaches

Once more into the breach, dear friends – QLD

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British wit and raconteur GK Chesterton made the pithy observation, ‘when you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws’. When it comes to living in a strata title community, the by-laws ought

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SSKB helps ensure that your Body Corporate Insurance is up to date

Investigating Insurance – Going Undercover

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During the 18th century, in the days before municipal fire departments, building owners paid insurance companies to send their own fire fighters to stop a blaze. Bad luck if the first fire fighters on the scene didn’t belong to your insurer – they wouldn’t fight

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The Role Of An Owners Corporation Manager

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There are two parts to the role of an Owners Corporation Manager: the process and the people. While some might argue that the processes an Owners Corporation Manager deals with are the most important part of the job, let me tell you why I think

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Do Committee Decisions Influence Property Values?

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An enriching part of the strata living experience is exposure to variety and diversity. After all, they do say variety is the spice of life! However, when decisions on expenditure, upgrades and projects must be made collectively, this range of varying opinions and personalities can

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What Are My Levies Paying For?

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Confusion has been the longstanding norm when it comes to levies for lot owners. A study conducted by the University of NSW identified that a large proportion of NSW strata owners “did not consider their levies to be appropriate” and that there is a large

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Responsibilities of the Committee

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Every strata scheme in New South Wales must appoint an Executive Committee. The committee is responsible for the many things that have to be looked after, arranged and organised for the smooth running of a strata scheme. The administration of an owners corporation is generally undertaken on behalf of all the lot owners by a committee, consisting of a group of lot owners who are elected at the annual general meeting.

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Maintenance Plans: What’s all the Fuss?

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While not a requirement in all owners corporations, maintenance plans play an important part in the scheduling and budgeting for the upkeep of the building and common property. If you own a lot in a property that is a ‘prescribed’ owners corporation (ie over 100

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Online innovation at SSKB

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At SSKB we’re always thinking up new ways to make a positive difference in the lives of our lot owners. We have a team of strata management professionals who work together from different departments across the company who are constantly dreaming up innovative product offerings. After all, this is at the very core of what we do.

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Common Misconceptions of Strata Living – Part 3

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Welcome to part three of a ten part series discussing the most commonly misunderstood issues related to strata living. 3. The committees involvement in the process leading to legal action.

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Do Committee Decisions Influence Property Values?

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Not all lot holders have the same income stream and their ability to fund improvements is not limitless. To live in a scheme should be a decision not taken lightly as you become part of a community and decisions on expenditure, behaviour and external appearance of lots is not yours alone.

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The Pitfalls of Payment Plans You Must Know

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Many lot owners find it increasingly difficult to pay their body corporate contributions by due date. In some circumstances the body corporate committee can approve reasonable payment plans to assist owners who find themselves in financial hardship. However, there are a number of pitfalls owners must be aware of before entering into a payment plan.

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