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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.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Flat Chat Wrap #43 - Airbnb under pump, pet ban lifted and free money

    We cover a lot of ground in this week’s chat with journalist and author Sue Williams, including two old favourites – Airbnb and pet bans - and a brand new concept (to us at least) negative interest. Yes, you know all about negative gearing and you may have even encountered negative ...

    2019-10-01

  2. Flat Chat Wrap #42 - Strata chatting, straight out of the box

    For years I have been struck by the irony of the connection between communication and community falling asunder at the doors of apartment blocks. If there was anywhere that not only needed an internal communications system – and probably contained higher than average numbers of people able to grasp the fundamentals ...

    2019-09-25

  3. Flat Chat Wrap #41 - The future of apartments ... bees vs locusts

    We write and talk a lot about property developers in Flat Chat – not often in positive terms – but we rarely get the chance to hear their side of the story, at least, untainted by promotional spin for some new project or another. So it was a pleasure to sit ...

    2019-09-17

  4. Flat Chat Wrap #40 - the end of parking as we know it

    This week the Flat Chat Wrap podders look at the ridiculous cost of parking spaces, the new forms of flat-sharing and we finish off our chat with Jane Hearn about the proposed short-term letting register – and why Airbnb hates it so much. First up, JimmyT and Sue Williams talk about ...

    2019-09-11

  5. Flat Chat Wrap #39 - Loopholes and pitfalls in new Airbnb regs

    Just when you thought it was safe to dip your toe into the Airbnb discussion, it turns out the proposed new laws are not what they seem. The 180-day cap on whole-home lets  can be extended by your local council, there’s a mysterious 21-night option that doesn’t count against the ...

    2019-09-03