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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.

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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Australia

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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.

Twitter:

@myflatchat

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Flat Chat Wrap #25 - Working out what to do and what you need in your gym

5/21/2019
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JimmyT and fitness trainer Shannon Cleary discuss what works and what doesn't in apartment block gyms ... and what to do if you don't have one.

Duration:00:45:44

Flat Chat Wrap #24: Silly by-laws to orgies - a strata manager speaks

5/14/2019
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JimmyT talks to Tim Sara, a senior manager at one of Australia's biggest strata management companies - and reveals both the light and dark side of a challenging career.

Duration:00:42:51

Flat Chat Wrap #23 - Airbnb code of conduct, developers go "crowd" and a horse in a townhouse (???)

5/7/2019
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Jimmy T and Sue Williams explore the latest developments in the strataverse ... and come up with some very odd stories indeed.

Duration:00:18:20

Flat Chat Wrap #22 - New Vic laws, fire sprinklers, electric cars, greyhounds in flats and BBQs

4/30/2019
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There's a revolution in strata law on the way in Victoria. Fire sprinkler systems are mandatory for mid-rise apartment blocks in NSW. And what's the best way to charge electric cars in strata schemes? JimmyT and Sue Williams discuss the issues of the week ...

Duration:00:23:03

Flat Chat Wrap #21: Property prices panic and the latest developer rort

4/24/2019
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With property prices plummeting across our major cities, JimmyT and Sue Williams identify where apartment values are plummeting, where they're holding and where off-the-plan purchasers are being told they can't walk away from new units that are worth less than they agreed to pay for them when the signed the contracts.

Duration:00:23:28

Flat Chat Wrap #20 - New minister, good and bad laws, and the pet loophole

4/9/2019
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JimmyT and Sue Williams ask the big questions about the new strata minister ... like, who is he? Plus the best and worst of Australia's strata laws and what makes an ordinary pet a "support animal".

Duration:00:22:45

Flat Chat Wrap #19: Shoes in lobbies and snooping neighbours

4/2/2019
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Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams take a wry - and slightly bruised - look at what's attracting mail to the Flat Chat Forum.

Duration:00:21:17

Flat Chat Wrap #18 - the joys of apartment living (no, really!)

3/26/2019
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Jimmy Thomson talks to Sue Williams about why she loves apartment living and would never live in a house.

Duration:00:21:14

Flat Chat Wrap #17 - Promises, promises ... what the pollies are offering the strata voters of NSW

3/19/2019
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Jimmy Thomson and Sue Williams discuss what the various parties are offering strata residents and owners in the run-up to the NSW state election.

Duration:00:20:21

Flat Chat Wrap #16 - Election fever mounts as the shadow minister speaks

3/12/2019
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Labor spokesperson for Better Regulations and Innovation (and Fair Trading) Yasmin Catley calls in on the Flat Chat podcast ... and part two of the chat with OCN chair Phil Gall.

Duration:00:44:40

Flat Chat Wrap #15 - Talking the politics of Airbnb and cladding fears with the OCN

3/6/2019
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JimmyT talks to OCN chair Phil Gall about how the Owners Corporation Network gets stuff done despite bring underfunded ... and what their cladding seminar offers apartment owners

Duration:00:37:08

Flat Chat Wrap #14 - Three rants and why we'll never get a Royal Commission

2/26/2019
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JimmyT rants about Airbnb, defects (and the Opal Tower report) and cladding ... and explains why we'll never get a Royal Commission into the apartment building industry.

Duration:00:18:43

Flammable cladding - Jimmy T on Sunrise

2/22/2019
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Earlier this month (Feb 2019) there was a second flammable cladding fire on the outside of an apartment block in Melbourne. Flat Chat's JimmyT went on Weekend Sunrise to argue that we should be looking at actual risk rather than worst-case scenarios.

Flat Chat Wrap #13 - On air with James Valentine and more from Alex Greenwich

2/19/2019
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Talking off-the-plan purchases and defects - plus your calls - with James Valentine. And why Sydney MP Alex Greenwich thinks Airbnb is bad for Sydney renters, and Mark Latham will be bad for the NSW parliament.

Duration:01:01:43

Flat Chat Wrap #12 - The ups and downs of apartment living with Sydney MP Alex Greenwich

2/12/2019
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Talking apartments, Airbnb, pets, the Opal, defects, cladding and all things apartment related with Sydney MP Alex Greenwich

Duration:00:45:47

Flat Chat Wrap #11 - Taking your calls on (very) early morning ABC radio

2/5/2019
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JimmyT gets up at 4am to talk to ABC Radio presenter Rod Quinn (and other insomniacs) about strata living in Australia.

Duration:00:45:57

Flat Chat Wrap #10 - Talking Opal on ABC radio & and the horrors of a dirty defects battle

1/31/2019
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Talking about Opal Tower residents being forced to move back on ABC radio. Plus part 2 of our podcast on an off-the-plan strata disaster: lies, spies and lawyers as the defects battle turns ugly.

Duration:00:42:20

Flat Chat Wrap #9 - How a pet ban led to the birth of Flat Chat

1/16/2019
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Jimmy and Sue look back at the first time they bought off the plan ... and how it led to Flat Chat

Duration:00:20:45

Flat Chat Wrap #8 - The crumbling Opal Tower and the whole defects disaster

1/6/2019
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JimmyT and Sue Williams ask the questions everyone else is avoiding, and provide the answers people need to hear, about the Opal Tower in Sydney and the whole defects disaster in high-rise apartment blocks in Australia.

Duration:00:16:20

On TV talking cracks in the Opal

12/30/2018
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Despite having a great head for radio, I was enticed on to TV last Saturday (Dec 29) to talk building cracks with Professor Mark Hoffman (one of the engineers called in to examine the Opal) and host Basil Zempilas. It's only five minutes long but we managed to be reassuring and alarming at the same time. You can watch it here: https://episodes.castos.com/flatchatpod/Opal-crisis.wmv