The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for Queensland

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We get a lot of body corporate committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no one at the building

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The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for NSW

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We get a lot of Owners Corporation committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no one at the building

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The 5 “P’s”. Prior planning prevents poor performance… for Victoria

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We get a lot of owners corporation committees come to us complaining about the state of their building and common property. Dirty Broken Tired Infested Overgrown Peeling Rotten Rusted… We hear it all, and when it comes down to it, no-one at the building has

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Updated Queensland Fire Safety Legislation

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Chris Nezmah Have you heard about the changes to the 2008 Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulations? Here they are: The diagrams on your evacuation signs must be oriented so that the direction to exit on the diagram matches the actual direction to the exit. No

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3 Ways To Manage Your Body Corporate

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It is important to understand the different ways in which a body corporate can be managed in order to make the best decision for your strata community. In strata, overseeing major projects is not an easy process as it is collectively dealing with people’s homes

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Balancing the demands of Building Management

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By Chris Nezmah Back in July 2012 we published an article that dealt with the four keys to successfully managing a building. It is now 12 months on and after talking with many more body corporate committees and building managers; we can state that the keys

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Better value for your maintenance spend!

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At Star BMS we specialise in delivering second to none service in facilities management, project management, cleaning, refurbishment, landscaping and architecture. Additionally, we want to ensure we offer the best advice to our clients, maximizing the value of their strata communities. A lot of this

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Bodies Corporate and Work Place Health and Safety.

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It’s fair to say that work place health and safety legislation has been put in place for a good reason. After all, none of us want to be injured on the job. As it is the purpose of Star BMS to make the lives of

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Why Bodies Corporate should have a completed Sinking Fund Forecast Completed?

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  Sinking Funds Part 2.   In our last newsletter we advised ‘when’ the best time to reduce a Bodies Corporate sinking fund levy was. This time, we want expand on the topic further and demonstrate the importance of ‘why’ your body corporate needs to have

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When should you reduce your sinking fund levies?

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A good sinking fund forecast gives a body corporate confidence to plan its capital expenditure over time knowing that the funds will be there when items need to be repaired or replaced. However, there are times when the sinking fund itself can get so large

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