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 […]

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Queensland caretaker rip-off and repeat

Queensland caretaker rip-off and repeat

Queensland was one of the first states in Australia to fully embrace strata living and it has, in the past, led the way on many innovations, like secret voting, limits on proxies and split levies based on value and, separately, use of facilities. However, as I have said many times on this website, the pre-sale […]

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Roundup: Confusion as flawed laws revealed

Roundup: Confusion as flawed laws revealed

Another week, and the steady trickle of confusion in our daily strata lives is gradually turning into a flood of frustration. Just skimming this website would be enough to give a nervous potential strata-owner or first-timer the heebie-jeebies. We are 18 months into the new strata laws in NSW and the number of questions is […]

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Stages of strife when strata shock strikes

Stages of strife when strata shock strikes

Do you have any idea what’s going on in your apartment block?  Does every change come as a shock, quickly followed by a range of emotions, just like the five stages of grief – anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. When you’re told there’s going to be a special levy or the pool is going […]

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Roundup: Abandoned cars and parking barred

Roundup: Abandoned cars and parking barred

Two very different stories about strata appeared in the papers over weekend and they had one thing in common –  they were about parking. One was about a court case in which people in a neighbouring building who had bought car parking in a strata scheme were challenging by-laws that banned non-residents from parking in […]

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