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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Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – Qld

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on a Body Corporate, you may have additional legal responsibilities that you may not be aware of. Work Health & Safety laws apply to any Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU). This means that if,

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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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SSKB has great advice for pbuilding managers and RUMs

Working With Lot Owners

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In previous articles, SSKB has focused on some of the important tasks and relationships which a Resident Unit Manager must undertake to successfully fulfil their role. There is one relationship which underpins the entire purpose of working as a RUM, and that is the relationship

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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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Star BMS explains how strata, body corporate sinking funds work.

Sinking Funds Explained

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What is a sinking fund? A body corporate’s sinking fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a body corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of a building. The money in a sinking fund can be spent on several different things.  Firstly, it

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Effective communication with your committee is a must Star BMS gives tips here.

Communicating With Committees

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One of the most critical elements of being a Resident Unit Manager is effective communication with committees. We covered this topic briefly in our article ‘Budgeting for Improvements’, but here we take a more in-depth look on how to effectively communicate with your committee. Committee

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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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Star BMS - Building Maintenance Systems make life easy for RUMs

Maintenance Schedule System A Boon For RUMs

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Buying the management rights is an exciting business opportunity, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. While keeping the common areas tidy, the lawns mowed and holiday lets tenanted are self-evident duties, there are other responsibilities that a Resident Unit Manager who

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