Star BMS reveals Top 5 Overlooked Common Property Maintainance Issues

Top 5 Overlooked Common Property Maintenance Issues

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Whether it is a townhouse complex or a high rise building, the Body Corporate (or Owners Corporation) is responsible for good repair and maintenance of the property. But do you know there are hidden repair and maintenance items that, if overlooked, can cost your community

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Why You Need A Sinking Fund Forecast – Qld

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes their fair share to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through a regular drip of savings. In Queensland, it is called a Sinking Fund; In New

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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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Star BMS reveals how to prioritise maintenance spending

How To Prioritise A Maintenance Program

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Buildings in strata schemes are no different to cars, in that their value will constantly depreciate, and will at some stage require money to be spent overhauling them.  But to combat this constant depreciation, your car requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep it on

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Occupational Health and Safety

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One of the most important duties of RUMS, Caretakers and Property Managers is ensuring the scheme is fully up to date with occupational health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised occupational health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in a workplace has an

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SSKB has great advice for pbuilding managers and RUMs

Working With Lot Owners

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In previous articles, SSKB has focused on some of the important tasks and relationships which a Resident Unit Manager must undertake to successfully fulfil their role. There is one relationship which underpins the entire purpose of working as a RUM, and that is the relationship

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Budgeting for Repairs and Maintenance

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Buildings in strata schemes are no different to cars. A building’s value will constantly depreciate and will require money to be spent overhauling them at some stage. To combat this constant depreciation, the building, just like your car, also requires ongoing maintenance and repairs to

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Star BMS explains how strata, body corporate sinking funds work.

Sinking Funds Explained

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What is a sinking fund? A body corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a body corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a sinking fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it

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Star BMS - Building Maintenance Systems make life easy for RUMs

Maintenance Schedule System A Boon For RUMs

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Buying the management rights is an exciting business opportunity, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. While keeping the common areas tidy, the lawns mowed and holiday lets tenanted are self-evident duties, there are other responsibilities that a Resident Unit Manager who

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Star BMS - workplace safety is everyone's responsibility

Resident Managers Workplace Health & Safety Responsibilities

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Amongst the many responsibilities that fall to a resident unit manager, one of the most important is ensuring their  scheme is fully up to date with workplace health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised workplace health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in

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