Forum Roundup: sorting out the strataphobes


Sometimes you have an idea that is so brilliantly simple you know it doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of ever seeing the light of day.

I was thinking the other day about the kind of people who live in strata but really don’t want to.  I call them strataphobes.

They hate living in apartments and despise the rest of us who actually like it. Presumably they really want to live in a house but their financial circumstances don’t allow it.

Maybe it’s because more than half of people in strata are tenants and they are still treated like second-class, no make that third-class citizens. That has to cause some resentment.

Whatever it is, there is a tiny minority of strata residents –  tenants and owners – who seem to relish breaking the rules.  And they do include owners too, make no mistake.  The noisiest, most selfish, entitled and disruptive person I have encountered in my current building is an owner.

Anyway, I have come up with a simple, brilliant solution that would solve all our problems with bad neighbours.  It’s a way of dealing with the worst of the worst and you can read all about it on Title Online.

But before you go, have a look at the current crop of apartment living posers from the Flat Chat Forum.

What do you do when a generous resident wants to pay for an interior design … but there are strings. That’s HERE.

Is there a cure for door-slamming kids? That’s HERE.

How can you tell when your levies have been paid.  That’s HERE.

Painting the outside of the building has been approved but it’s the wrong colour.  What do you do?  That’s HERE.

In a pre-1974 block, who pays for repairs in the lintels in the wall separating the flat from the balcony? We got it wrong before we got it right.  That’s HERE.

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