A law unto themselves

My neighbour plays his banjo on his balcony, smokes by the swimming pool and stores stuff in his car space.  Surely this is against the by-laws. – Irritated, Illawarra. OK,…

Funk over dumped junk

QUESTION: A tenant moved out and left piles of junk, four sofas, four mattresses and 10 rubbish bags full of clothes.  I know which unit was listed for lease and…

Lazy parkers face eviction

QUESTION: Our apartment block has external garages accessed by common property,  Tenants park outside their garages – presumably because they can’t be bothered to enter. However, because we are right…

The beat goes on … an on

Nobody wants to discourage young musicians from nurturing their talents but it depends who is playing what and where and how often. QUESTION: The teenage son of a neighbour directly…

The bro must go

QUESTION:  When I rented my current share flat, my roomie told me he would only be there three or four nights a week, which was one of the reasons I…

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…