Latest Episodes

Podcast: Property battle on for young and old
May 16, 2022

This week on the Flat Chat Wrap, as we approach the election, we are looking again at the various parties housing policies and wonder what they really mean. We recorded this before the announcement

Podcast: Will exposure drive away office-bearers?
May 09, 2022

Imagine you are the chair or secretary of a strata scheme.  You can cope with fielding a reasonable number of messages via the strata manager or building manager. It’s a mixed bag, some of the mess

Podcast: Woman who married her cat – the facts
May 03, 2022

Sometimes the fur flies at weddings, and things can certainly get catty between landlords and tenants but, as we explore in this week's podcast, a woman has taken things to a whole new level in an ef

Podcast: Flat-sharing – there’s an app for that
April 26, 2022

In this week’s podcast we dive into the exciting world of flat-sharing … something neither of us have done for at least 30 years. How different can it all be in the Third Millennium?  Well, for a s

Podcast: When what you see is not what you’ll get
April 19, 2022

This week, we delve into the dark arts employed by real estate agents and property stylists to persuade you that an absolute lemon is, in fact, your dream “forever home.” How come that beautiful ta

Podcast: EV doc block shock and green backflip
April 12, 2022

It’s another bumper podcast this week with some topics revisited, some from the Forum and others that are fresh out of the Flat Chat hot cross bunfight oven. First up, we take a deeper dive into th

Podcast: Will data diving replace tenant checks?
April 05, 2022

A couple of weeks ago we received a press release from a company called Equifax who are a data analysis company that specialises in credit checks, among other things. Those “other things” include b

Podcast: Deposit option smashes avocado barrier
March 29, 2022

This week’s podcast discovers a new way of buying property – or at least putting down a deposit. The problem for many prospective home buyers is that, all the time they are saving for the deposit o

Podcast: When your fabulous view disappears
March 21, 2022

We’ve plundered the Flat Chat Forum for talking points this week, but first we discuss an issue that’s come to Sue from one of her Domain readers. Did you know that if you buy an apartment off the

Podcast: Causing strata strife is not okay, Boomers
March 15, 2022

Entitled, arrogant, ignorant and occasionally abusive – those are some of the accusations that have been levelled at the latest band of baddies to emerge in strata: downsizing Baby Boomers. Obvious