Garage gate grind

This is a version, edited for publication, of a question that appears in full elsewhere  in this Forum. QUESTION: I rent a unit directly over the block’s electric garage door.…

A sad end

QUESTION: An elderly owner in our building has no relatives, is grossly overweight (about 200 kg), drinks excessively and the whole building smells when he opens his door when his…

Underfoot in bad company

In the days before strata, individual companies were formed to build apartment blocks and shares were sold, allowing purchasers to live in specific flats. There are still a few Company…

Respect at inspection

We all understand why a landlord would want to inspect their property but nobody likes the idea of someone poking around your stuff, even if they do own the roof…

Old versus new

Everybody wants everything to be shiny and new – new car, new TV, new fridge – but should the lure of the new apply in apartments too? QUESTION: I am…