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.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Flat Chat Wrap #36 - From block parties to hijacked high-rises

    It would be fair to say that Flat Chat’s approach to apartment living and strata law over the years has been robustly non-academic.  We use often cite anonymous sources and unverified reports to build a picture of all that is wrong with strata living (and many things that are right). Academic ...

    2019-08-13

  2. Flat Chat Wrap #35 - Apartments go to the movies ... and see more than they should

     If you live in apartments for long enough it’s almost impossible not to catch a glimpse into other people’s lives. Most of us look away, hoping that the same courtesy will be afforded to us by anyone inadvertently seeing more than they should. But sometimes curiosity gets the better of us ...

    2019-08-06

  3. Flat Chat Wrap #34 - Tall storeys: TV dramas set in apartment blocks

    There’s so much doom and gloom around strata at the moment you feel you’re missing out if your apartment block isn’t on fire, falling down or both. So we’ve decided to lighten the load in this week’s podcast with a look at TV shows that were set in apartment blocks, especially ...

    2019-07-30

  4. 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

  5. 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