Clean slate

Many older apartment buildings in Sydney were never intended to last as long as they have. So what do you do when your block has passed it’s use-by date? Q:…

Flood of complaint

It’s complicated enough to know who’s responsible when owners have problems but when it’s tenants, there’s a whole other level of confusion. Q: My friend Tim rents a ground-floor flat…

Going up

When many of our older, smaller beach-side apartment blocks were built, their full potential was rarely realised. But styles and priorities change and opportunities arise. Q: I own both top…

Parking Mad

Flatchat has been in touch with the Office of fair Trading this week, following up some of the suggestions made and questions asked by readers late last year in our…

New Laws

Having only this past week been involved in an arm-wrestle with the Office of Fair Trading’s Education and Information department over the content of a new book I’m writing (out…