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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Work Safety Is Everyone’s Business – NSW

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Safety is everyone’s business. And as a Committee Member on an Owners Corporation you may have additional legal responsibilities you may not be aware of. Those duties include keeping up to date with, and adhering to, all applicable laws. This includes planning; building; fire and

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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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Star BMS gives advice on what to do if there is a serious workplace incident at your building

Reporting a ‘Notifiable Incident’ to WorkSafe

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As a RUM, Caretaker, or Facilities Manager, you are likely to be at the front line of reporting any serious incidents that happen in your workplace. So, what is a ‘notifiable incident’? A notifiable incident is: the death of a person a ‘serious injury or

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Storm Season Preparation

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This year has seen Australia pummelled by a number of severe storms — and long-range weather forecasters are predicting a summer of wild weather with a number of cyclones expected. Now is the time to plan a storm management plan to keep residents safe and

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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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RUMS Add Value

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Caretakers, Facilities Managers, Building Managers, Resident Unit Managers – no matter what they are called in which state, they do more than make sure that the pool is clean and the common areas are in good repair. Great unit managers are active in their communities.

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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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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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