Forget flammable cladding and crumbling walls, it’s the little things in strata that really get people het up.
And it’s one of those multifaceted culture clashes where there’s no obvious right or wrong that has had the Forum humming this week.
The great debate is about shoes – specifically, footwear left outside apartment doors in shared lift lobbies.
At the risk of repeating myself, I’ve come across this once before when a city slicker couple moved into a brand new apartment block where some of their immediate neighbours were of S.E. Asian origin and the others were downsizing farmers who’d come straight from the bush.
They were from very different backgrounds but one thing they had in common was the habit of taking their shoes off at the front door and leaving them there.
Our friends were outraged and used concerns about fire safety to have the offending footwear removed to the other side of the front doors.
But was it such a big deal? Our Flatchatters have hopped into the debate HERE on the Forum.
Also on the Forum:
Can we pass the “no-show” charges for failure to let fire safety inspectors into apartments on to the residents? That’s HERE.
Does the amount in the Capital Works (sinking) Fund have to match what has been estimated in the forward plan? That’s HERE.
How do we make sure the compulsorily appointed strata manager isn’t lining his mates’ pockets with inflated maintenance contracts? That’s HERE.
Are AGM decisions valid if the notice of the meeting went out late? That’s HERE.
There are plenty more questions and lots of different answers on the Flat Chat Forum. Don’t forget to ‘favourite’ or ‘subscribe’ to the topics you are interested in, to make sure you don’t miss a thing.