FLAT CHAT WRAP Jimmy Thomson & Sue Williams

All about living in apartments (condos), from dealing with your committee to getting on with neighbours and - a dose of healthy skepticism about dubious developers.
Brought to you by Jimmy Thomson & Sue Williams of FLAT CHAT WRAP

Latest Episodes…

  1. Flat Chat Wrap 59 - Fire and rain, gym hijackers and paying for repairs

    In this week’s podcast, with the East Coast states of Australia only just having survived the bushfires, we are now dealing with torrential rain and floods. Sue has contacted the big property insurers to discover an astonishing amount of damage claims had been lodged as early as Monday morning after the ...

    2020-02-11

  2. PODCAST 58 - Dogs in pools and nullifying nutty neighbours

    This week’s podcast topics have come straight off our front page and our Forum. For instance, how would you feel if an owner started allowing – maybe even encouraging – their dog to swim in the communal swimming pool? Now, many free-standing home owners allow their pets to swim in their ...

    2020-02-05

  3. PODCAST 57 - Will banks deny loans based on dodgy developer data?

    Sue Williams is back in the Flat Chat Wrap co-chair this week as we discuss the proposed Dodgy Developer Database announced by the NSW government last week. Sue reckons it can only be a good thing to get all that information but is concerned that it might all be too complicated ...

    2020-01-30

  4. PODCAST 56 - Flat-hunting, packing and Swedish Death Cleaning

    “It’s like heading down the runway while you are still building the plane” – no, we’re not talking about buying off the plan, but the pressures and perils of creating an Oscar-winning, multi-million-dollar animated Hollywood movie. We’re taking a slight detour this week into the world of comedy and show-business, in ...

    2020-01-21

  5. PODCAST 55 - Privacy poppycock, powers of attorney and pets in peril

    This week in the podcast we revisit the vexed question of whether or not you should be allowed to view other owners’ email addresses. The SCA (Strata Community Australia – aka, the strata managers) website says this in its FAQ for apartment block neophytes: How do I obtain the phone ...

    2020-01-14