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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 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

  2. Flat Chat Wrap 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

  3. Flat Chat Wrap 54 - Bushfires, unit blocks and stray cats

    This week’s podcast is about the bushfires.  For a change, apartments are not portrayed in the media as the worst possible way to live in Australia. That’s not to say unit blocks are immune from danger and disruption; as the original article points out, you still have to protect them ...

    2020-01-08

  4. Flat Chat Wrap 53 - a very happy, quirky Christmas

    Last week’s podcast was such a gloomy affair, looking back at a pretty grim 2019, at least in strata terms, that we thought we’d lighten the mood a little by recalling some of the happier, quirkier moments of the year. It was certainly a happier year for pet owners ...

    2019-12-17

  5. Flat Chat Wrap 52 - Our strata year of living dangerously

    It’s getting to the end of the year so we thought we’d look back at the last 12 months of apartment living in Australia. Unfortunately, there seem to be a lot more low points than highlights, starting with the Opal Tower shambles which saw families evacuated from the building a ...

    2019-12-10