4 ket tips to managing your strata property

4 key Tips to Managing Your Strata Property

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The different demands of managing property vary from scheme to scheme. Indeed, many disputes on a body corporate committee are between one side that wants to invest to secure asset value and the other which wants to keep building costs down. Ultimately, the majority rules

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The cost of ignoring safety

The Cost of Ignoring Safety

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When you are on a Body Corporate Committee, you may not realise it, but you are running a business! You are managing levy funds, hiring contractors, directing workers, managing safety and more! All business owners have legal obligations under The Work Health and Safety Act

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We have some exciting news for you

We Have Some Exciting News for You!

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At Star BMS we believe in making your life easier, so we have invested in a very exciting technology project in order to better serve your community. The project is a complete Facilities Management software which includes a portal for your PC and an app

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Tips on cleaning during the christmas period

Tips On Cleaning During The Christmas Period

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COVID-19 has caused many new cleaning regulations to be implemented into commercial spaces throughout Australia. It can be difficult to conduct a deep clean of your office on a day to day basis with employees constantly in and out of the office. However, the Christmas

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Meet the Star BMS team

Meet the Team at Star BMS

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It takes dedication, experience and a genuine passion for the industry to offer second-to-none service. As leaders in the building management services sector, the team at Star BMS is committed to delivering a comprehensive and diverse range of professional services. Mark Stewart FACILITY MANAGER Mark

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Sinking funds and your Body Corporate

Sinking Funds and Your Body Corporate

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. So, what is a sinking fund? A Body Corporates Sinking Fund is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a Body Corporate to pay

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Workplace health and safety obligations

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations- QLD

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Legislation: Work Health and Safety Act 2011 The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is the Queensland legislation regulating safety in the state. It is the result of the harmonisation of individual state and territory legislation. The goal of this legislation continues to be the

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Cladding deadline extended

Cladding Deadline Extended

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An extension has been announced for the QBCC combustible cladding deadlines. Parts 2 and 3a have been changed. At StarBMS we have been working hard and engaging industry professionals to meet the original deadlines. For some committees it is a breath of fresh air to

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Pool safety

Pool Safety

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In Australia we are lucky enough to have nice hot weather throughout most of the year. This makes swimming pools a valuable investment. With a growing population living in strata communities, the allure of a pool within the scheme can be highly appealing. However, with

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Parking rules and common parking problems

Parking Rules and Common Parking Problems

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Resident Parking The right of residents to park cars, trailers, caravans and trucks on the common property is generally limited. Usually only cars may park on the common property, only in the areas nominated, and only with the written permission of the body corporate. Unless

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