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 #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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Flat Chat Wrap #28 - Residents out on the street as another Faulty Tower crumbles

    Residents of the 130-plus apartments in the Mascot Tower apartment block in Sydney's South were evacuated over the weekend when cracks in walls and supporting beams suddenly widened. JimmyT and Sue Williams discuss what this means for the residents of this block and all the others built in Sydney to the ...

    2019-06-18

  5. Flat Chat Wrap #27 - Ghost towers, cladding costs and power games

    This week, JimmyT and Sue Williams discuss the brand new empty flats that investors are "warehousing" - keeping them locked up and unlived in -  until the property market improves. Then there's the new report about the massive costs facing owners in buildings with flammable cladding - and why our state ...

    2019-06-12