4 things all strata owners should know about insurance valuations

4 Things all Strata Owners Should Know About Insurance Valuations

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In Queensland, storm season is fast approaching. We have already had some previews as to how storm season may play out this summer. It is important that your building has an up to date insurance valuation and has sufficient cover in the event that your

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Building Management System - For Caretakers

Building Management System For Caretakers

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Are you new to the building management industry?  Have you been around for a while but feel like you are working too hard or going around in circles? Do you want to follow a simple, smart, time efficient building management system? Most importantly, do you

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Building Management System - For Bodies Corporate

Building Management System For Bodies Corporate

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Have you been told your current caretaker is selling up and moving on? Will the new caretaker know what to do? Frequent transferring of caretaking agreements in not uncommon in Strata schemes in Queensland. A potential result of this activity is that the management of

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Maintenance myths

Maintenance Myths 

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There are many myths when it comes to the maintenance of your Strata scheme. Don’t fix what’s not broken unfortunately doesn’t apply when it comes to the maintenance of your scheme. However, many people believe different. At StarBMS we are going to bust some maintenance

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Risks for Deferring Maintenance

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Many Bodies Corporate don’t understand the risks associated with deferring maintenance to their building. Throughout our many years in the industry we’ve seen the consequences that comes with a lack of planning combined with a poor standard of maintenance that results in buildings being not

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Cladding update

Cladding Update

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Over the past two years since the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower in London in 2017, the fire safety risks associated with combustible and non-compliant cladding on high-rise buildings has been highlighted. Although the presence of combustible cladding is Australia wide, each state has

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how to spot a building defect

How to Spot a Building Defect

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A new strata property comes with time-limited warranties for any defects that may occur. As seen in the Opal Towers and Mascot Tower incidents, fixing defects in Strata properties can be costly and time-consuming. In all new buildings, defects are expected. However, it is important

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Maintenance Schedules

Maintenance Schedules

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If you are part of a committee or own management rights in a strata (body corporate) scheme, it can be difficult to ensure all areas are being well managed. At Star BMS, we believe one of the most effective to improve how a scheme is

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Building Management Statements

Building Management Statements

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings with a variety of different types of lots (which may include residential, retail and commercial).

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Being part of a Strata Community can be very rewarding, you are part of a safe environment where you get to know who is part of your community. However, Strata can be a confusing world. From the changes in legislation to the terminology that is

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