3 Things to Look for When Choosing Your Commercial Cleaner

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Keeping your office or building clean can often be a headache for many business owners. Often, there is a lot of traffic passing through the office and the lobby of the building creating dirt build up very quickly. With important clients visiting your office frequently,

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The Cost of Not Maintaining Your Property

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Many owners do not understand that consequences that come with not maintaining the common property of your building to a high standard. Throughout our many years in the industry we’ve seen the consequences that comes with a lack of planning combined with a poor standard

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Fire Safety – What You Need and What You Should Ask

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Why Does Fire Safety Legislation Exist? In Queensland we are governed by the Building 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.

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Top 3 Tips Your Body Corporate Should Know About Maintaining Your Property

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A well-maintained property can make all the difference. It creates an enjoyable space for residents and increases the value of your property during resale. Throughout our many years in the industry we’ve seen the consequences that comes with a lack of planning combined with a

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Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes

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New legislation is being introduced in Queensland, that will make Queensland households the safest in Australia when it comes to fire safety. What Are the Changes? The new legislation requires all Queensland dwellings to install photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms and in hallways that

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Common Property Condition Reports

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Do you find that the common areas of your scheme are not maintained to a satisfactory standard? Are you unsure if your common property is kept in an acceptable condition? A Common Property Condition Report could be the answer you are looking for. What is

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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

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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

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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 

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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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