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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Why You Need CapEx Fund Forecast – NSW

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One of the benefits of living in an Owners Corporation 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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Why You Need A Maintenance Fund Forecast – Vic

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One of the benefits of living in an Owners Corporation 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 Maintenance Fund; In New

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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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Seven (Potentially) Deadly Sins

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It’s the small details that count – and when it comes to safety, those small details matter in big ways. The Star BMS team has noticed that many strata communities experience fall foul of seven simple but very important faults. But the good news is,

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Star BMS gives top tips for choosing the right tradie

Choosing The Right Tradies

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We’ve all heard the stories – the tradespeople who don’t turn up on time (or show up at all), who overcharge for second rate services and don’t do the job as specified – you and your community may have been a victim of it. At

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Star BMS - workplace safety is everyone's responsibility

Deal With Health And Safety Issues Early

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One of the most important duties a Resident Unit Manager (RUM)/Property Manager must fulfil is ensuring their scheme is fully up to date with workplace health and safety requirements. And the most effective way of ensuring this occurs is by dealing with problems early. Under

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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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Green roof gardens need a management plan. Star BMS looks at the issues.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Over the past few months SSKB’s sister company, SSKB Developer Consultancy has been taking a look at green roof and roof gardens from a developer perspective. But what happens when the building is handed over and the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the building

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