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One simple way to sack your strata chair

One simple way to sack your strata chair

  Strata stories are often like slapstick comedy – hilarious … provided you’re not the one lying face down in the custard. Recently Flat Chat fielded a question from a strata owner who’d fallen foul of not one but two Fair Trading fallacies, with less than amusing consequences. It started when the chair of their […]

How to silence strata committee bullies

How to silence strata committee bullies

Nobody in their right mind enjoys formal committee meetings. Whether it’s your local club or your company board, they often descend into battles of wills between those who know but aren’t saying, and those who don’t know but won’t stop talking. In strata, committee meetings can become all the more fractious and frustrating because there […]

Look out! They’re going to tax your view

Look out! They’re going to tax your view

They say you don’t own the view from your apartment but a scheme has been launched today to allow apartment blocks to register their vistas … provided they are prepared to pay tax on them. The new “Protected View Tax” will for the first time allow apartment owners corporations to lock off their views so […]