Tell it like it is

I have a friend who can’t buy anything without spending days on the internet, researching what’s the best, newest, trendiest version of what he wants.  I know plenty of others…

Silent screams

Late night noise can be frustrating and debilitating and if you’re the only one who’s being kept awake by selfish neighbours,  or others don’t realise that they don’t have to…

Short-term thinking

I heard the other day that I am running a campaign against short-term rentals. Well, I wasn’t but, hey, now that you mention it, it seems like a good idea.…

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello

Because of the level of security and restricted access they often provide, modern apartment blocks are perfect lairs for drug dealers and other criminals. One recent correspondent asked what a…

Defective laws under review

Sydney MP and Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s ambitious but much-needed effort to reform strata law was launched at a well-attended meeting in Parliament House last week.  And first impression are…

Go the clamp

Good news on rogue parking. I’ve been talking to various people recently about this bugbear of strata living and it seems there is a simple solution, at least when it…

Blazing mad

With that fatal apartment block fire in London recently, a dramatic unit rescue in Newtown last weekend (subs: July 19) and the gas explosion in Bondi Junction back in March,…

Divisive actions

Life can be tough for students, especially when it comes to finding affordable accommodation near their universities and colleges.  However, they eventually move on.  But what about the families left…

Change management

In the various battles and skirmishes of strata living, Strata Managers are often on the front line – that’s why it’s so frustrating when yours go AWOL. QUESTION: I’ve become…

The light fantastic

A little light relief this week – at least that’s what one owner is hoping for when it comes to the question of switches. QUESTION: I’m a member of a strata Executive…

Water on the brain

Sleep deprivation and water torture sound like they’re straight out of the Guantanamo Bay handbook. But it’s no joke if you are the victim and your neighbours are allowing it…