How to prioritise a maintenance program

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

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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Working with lot owners

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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Bugeting for repairs and maintenance

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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Sinking funds explained

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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Maintenance schedule system a boon 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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Resident managers health and safety responsibilities

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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free seminar for all bodies corporate committees and resident unit managers

FREE Seminar for all Body Corporate Committees & Resident Unit Managers

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Calling all Body Corporate Committees and Resident Unit Managers! At this free seminar, discover how to: Access building management and compliance experts for FREE Create a complaint building management system Use a building management system to make you money Use great record keeping as the

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Pool laws make a splash

Pool Laws Make A Splash

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The weather is scorching. Your face red from blowing up the inflatable pool and believe it or not, you may have just broken the law. Tens of thousands of Sydney families are inadvertently breaking the law by using portable pools, which are responsible for a

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Risky business ignoring the cost of safety could cost you dearly

Risky Business: Ignoring safety can cost you dearly

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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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