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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 #33 - Commercial tenants, caretakers versus Airbnb, and wandering pot plants

    How would you feel if you suddenly had 50 to 100 strangers walking through your lobby every day, clogging up the lifts just when you are trying to get to work or when you come home? These are the fears raised by residents of two neighbouring buildings on Sydney’s North Shore ...

    2019-07-23

  2. Flat Chat Wrap #32 - Time we had a star rating for the best and worst developers and builders

    In this week's Podcast, Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams discuss why it is that we can get ratings and comparisons for just about everything we buy ... except the largest purchase most of us will ever make.  And they float the idea of people being given (and losing) a licence ...

    2019-07-16

  3. Flat Chat Wrap #31 - Tip of the defects iceberg and why it's such a massive problem

    In this week’s episode of the Flat Chat Wrap we look at the revelation that the Opal and Mascot towers “disasters” are just the tip of a very large apartment block defects  iceberg. Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams have been writing about apartment block defects – and other, happier apartment-related issues ...

    2019-07-09

  4. Flat Chat Wrap #30 - Three kinds of insurance and a few facts that will shock you

    Jimmy Thomson investigates four different kinds of insurance (including Airbnb) and why telling one little white lie about whether or not you were allowed to have short-term letting in your apartment could invalidate your cover. He's joined by Steve Tchepak, Acting Head of Underwriting at our sponsors CHU Insurance. ...

    2019-07-02

  5. Flat Chat Wrap #29 - the great Mascot Tower giveaway ... and what it means about cladding

    Confronted by images of residents of Mascot Tower evacuating the building, the NSW government has moved relatively swiftlly to plug the accommodation gap with a loan to the Owners Corporation to cover the cost of emergency billets for the owners and renters. As JimmyT and Sue Williams discuss in this week's ...

    2019-06-25