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. PODCAST 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

  2. PODCAST 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 with ...

    2019-12-17

  3. PODCAST 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

  4. Flat Chat Wrap 51 - Email privacy, off-the-plan protections and owner revolts

    Privacy, consumer protections and how to engineer radical change in your apartment block are the main topics for discussion in this week’s Flat Chat Wrap podcast. A heated discussion in the Forum has spilled over into the pod, with JimmyT trying to establish where or not it’s true that the law ...

    2019-12-04

  5. Flat Chat Wrap 50 - AirbnBS blitz, pet bans balked, bad neighours

    Amazingly, this is our 50th Flat Chat wrap which means we have been doing this for almost a year. And yet, the same topics come up, time after time, albeit with the occasional (welcome) twist. For instance, co-presenter Sue Williams has had enough of Airbnb – or, at least, stories about them.  ...

    2019-11-27