4 ket tips to managing your strata property

4 key Tips to Managing Your Strata Property

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The different demands of managing property vary from scheme to scheme. Indeed, many disputes on a body corporate committee are between one side that wants to invest to secure asset value and the other which wants to keep building costs down. Ultimately, the majority rules

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The cost of ignoring safety

The Cost of Ignoring Safety

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When you are on a Body Corporate Committee, you may not realise it, but you are running a business! You are managing levy funds, hiring contractors, directing workers, managing safety and more! All business owners have legal obligations under The Work Health and Safety Act

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We have some exciting news for you

We Have Some Exciting News for You!

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At Star BMS we believe in making your life easier, so we have invested in a very exciting technology project in order to better serve your community. The project is a complete Facilities Management software which includes a portal for your PC and an app

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Tips on cleaning during the christmas period

Tips On Cleaning During The Christmas Period

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COVID-19 has caused many new cleaning regulations to be implemented into commercial spaces throughout Australia. It can be difficult to conduct a deep clean of your office on a day to day basis with employees constantly in and out of the office. However, the Christmas

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How to storm proof your strata scheme

How to Storm Proof Your Strata Scheme

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Queensland is known for its rapid changes in weather. In summer we may have a scorching hot day at the beach and get home in the evening to be hit with a destructive storm! To minimise the damage that may occur in your home, Star

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Sinking funds and your Body Corporate

Sinking Funds and Your Body Corporate

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. So, what is a sinking fund? A Body Corporates Sinking Fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a Body Corporate to pay

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Work safety is everyones business New South Wales

Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – NSW

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on an Owners Corporation you may have additional legal responsibilities you may not be aware of. Those duties include keeping up to date with, and adhering to, all applicable laws. This includes planning; building; fire and

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Work safety is everyones business Queensland

Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – Qld

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on a Body Corporate, you may have additional legal responsibilities that you may not be aware of. Work Health & Safety laws apply to any Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU). This means that if,

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RUMs add value

RUMS Add Value

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Caretakers, Facilities Managers, Building Managers, Resident Unit Managers – no matter what they are called in which state, they do more than make sure that the pool is clean and the common areas are in good repair. Great unit managers are active in their communities.

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Communicating with committees

Communicating With Committees

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One of the most critical elements of being a Resident Unit Manager is effective communication with committees. We covered this topic briefly in our article ‘Budgeting for Improvements’, but here we take a more in-depth look on how to effectively communicate with your committee. Committee

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