Sinking Funds – Who needs ‘em?

Why do we need a Sinking Fund? Surely we don’t need to set aside that much? Why is the building sinking? All questions I have received throughout my time in strata (yes, the last one is real). Put simply, a Sinking Fund is a fund established by an entity, by setting aside revenue over [...]

September 10, 2020|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Body Corporate’s Debut

“What it means to represent the Body Corporate and the importance behind holding the 1st Extraordinary General Meeting and 1st Annual General Meeting” For most professional athletes, no matter the sporting code, having the opportunity to represent your club or country for the first time can be considered an honour and privilege like no [...]

Methods in Staging a Townhouse Development

You have acquired a large site and intend on delivering 100 townhouses in the following staging plan. Stage 1 – Lots 1-20 Stage 2 – Lots 21-40 Stage 3 – Lots 41-60 Stage 4 – Lots 61-80 Stage 5 – Lots 81-100 In delivering stage 1, you also plan to deliver the pool and [...]

August 12, 2020|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

SSKB expands its Development Consulting Division

SSKB Strata Managers are pleased to announce the addition of the highly experienced Development Consultant, Michael Lovell, to their expanding strata consulting team.   SSKB Group CEO, Daniel Herbert, said “whilst this is a concerning time for many industries, we remain very optimistic about the appeal and livability of South East Queensland. Many of our developer clients are continuing to experience very positive sales activity and inquiries. Key infrastructure projects [...]

Is the Great Australian Dream finally over?

The ultimate advantages of transforming freehold residential land developments into a Community Title Arrangement. Is the great Australian dream finally over?   For many Australian’s, owning your home is considered a rite of passage. So, has it become less of a right and more of a privilege? Recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have placed [...]

Brisbane City Council to Fast Track Approvals

The Brisbane City Council is set to support the building and development industry in a bid to economically bounce back from the corona virus pandemic. Councilor Krista Adamas, in the recent council budget debate, advised it was expected that the industry will start to suffer in the fourth quarter of this year, “it’s from [...]

Minimising Insurance Costs to the Developer

“Dear Developer, Please see attached invoice for body corporate insurance for a period of 12 months from the date of practical completion. Please let me know once paid, and I will send through Certificate of Currency. Kind regards Oliver McCall” Many of you have probably received this e-mail (or similar) and wondered – why [...]

June 30, 2020|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

Premium Property

Premium apartments require a unique approach in design. Premium apartments are an active segment of the property market now.  The premium segment of the market requires a finely crafted approach to all aspects of design.  So how do you design the best possible premium product?  Remember, “design” is not limited to architectural aesthetics.  Design [...]

Building Spotlight – Kirkdale Residences

At SSKB our developer consulting team are proud to be part of some of Australia’s newest and most innovative developments.  Sunland group, the developer of Kirkdale Residences, is proud to present a premium collection of 33 architecturally designed family homes in the heart of Chapel Hill.   Architecture At Kirkdale Residences the best of open plan design, realised with a refined architectural [...]

June 15, 2020|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |
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