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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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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Meet the Star BMS team

Meet the Team at Star BMS

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It takes dedication, experience and a genuine passion for the industry to offer second-to-none service. As leaders in the building management services sector, the team at Star BMS is committed to delivering a comprehensive and diverse range of professional services. Mark Stewart FACILITY MANAGER Mark

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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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Queensland Government to ban combustible cladding

Queensland Government to Ban Combustible Cladding

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At yesterday’s Ministerial Construction Council it was announced that combustible cladding is proposed to be banned on all new Queensland buildings. The new regulation was proposed by Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.  The new regulation is part of a two-pronged approach

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Fire compliance obligations

Fire Compliance Obligations – QLD

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Queensland Legislation Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008, Building Act 1975, and Building Code of Australia. This legislation exists to prevent loss of life, injury to persons, and loss of property in situations of fire emergencies. Its two main goals are ensuring: Safe evacuation is possible

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Why do you need a sinking fund?

Why do you need a sinking fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes 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 South Wales, it

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Workplace health and safety obligations

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations- QLD

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Legislation: Work Health and Safety Act 2011 The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is the Queensland legislation regulating safety in the state. It is the result of the harmonisation of individual state and territory legislation. The goal of this legislation continues to be the

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