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8 tips to Better Schedule Your Day as a Building Manager

The role of a Building Manager can often be demanding with time pressures and the variety of responsibilities that the role commands. Time management is the first part of the job that many have to master if they are to become an efficient and effective Building Manager. More specifically, differentiating what tasks are urgent and those which are important - this can be a difficult task.  [...]

July 22, 2021|Categories: Body Corporate, facilities manager|Tags: |

Is Your Compliance Up-To-Date?

Living in a Body Corporate means you are part of a community. Everyone contributes to the functioning and compliance of the property through levies and residents get to enjoy common area facilities. Although Strata living can be an oasis, it can also be a confusing world and knowing and understanding the reports required can [...]

July 22, 2021|Categories: Body Corporate, facilities manager|Tags: , , |

Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes – For Owner Occupiers

Over the past 12 months, we have created multiple articles to inform our clients on the changes to the Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation. In todays article, we will be talking specifically about the legislation specific for owner occupiers. For owner occupiers, there are two dates for legislation changes to be aware of. The first [...]

June 8, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Changes – For Landlords

Over the past 12 months, we have screated multiple articles to inform our clients on the changes to the Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation. Today, we will be talking specifically about the changes to legislation for Landlords. The changes to legislation From 1 January 2022, landlords must install interconnected smoke alarms in residential rental properties. [...]

June 7, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Week in the Life of a Facilities Manager

Facilities Management is an integral role to the successful running of any Building. At Star Building Management Services, our facilities managers undertake a wide variety of tasks with the ultimate goal of securing your asset’s value. The general manager at Star BMS, Mark Stewart, brings decades of experience as a building and facilities manager. [...]

April 12, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Week in the Life of a Building Management Consultant

The life of a Building Management Consultant means no two days are the same. One day you may be at the Sunshine Coast conducting a common property condition report at a 10-lot scheme on the beach, the next you are at a 300-lot scheme in the CBD putting together a sinking fund forecast. The [...]

March 12, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Water Damage – Do you know what you are responsible for?

Queenslanders are blessed with sun, sea and sand. However, living in Queensland also comes with unpredictable weather including ‘storm season’. So, if your strata scheme is affected by this wild weather and suffers water damage, who should you be talking to and what are you responsible for? First off, let's start with who you [...]

February 5, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sinking funds – What you need to maintain

Sinking Funds. It’s a term you may hear a lot if you are living in a Body Corporate but what does it actually mean? A Sinking Funds is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a Body Corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of their building.  Homes are like cars. If you want [...]

February 5, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|
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