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 #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

  2. 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

  3. 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 cap ...

    2019-09-03

  4. Flat Chat Wrap #38 - Mediation, revolution and crazy planning objections

    This week the Flat Chat Wrap podcast is all about conflict and various forms of resolution … including revolution. First Sue Williams and I take a look at we take a look at mediation and what it actually means. In NSW and Queensland, mediation is an obligatory precursor to asking for ...

    2019-08-27

  5. Flat Chat Wrap #37 - Defects loans, Airbnb rules and sex in the spa

    It’s a real mixed bag in this week’s Flat Chat Wrap podcast – finance, Airbnb and sneaky sex. Sue Williams and I start our dissection of the week’s strata news by looking at the suggestion that people suffering under building defects might get low-interest or even no-interest loans from the government. We ...

    2019-08-20