Latest Episodes

Podcast: The many sins of commission at Fair Trading
August 09, 2022

If there is one area of NSW Liberal politics that may be glad that the kerfuffle over the appointment of a trade envoy to New York is drawing so much media attention and political heat, it will be any

Podcast: Petinos, pets and petty squabbles
August 02, 2022

There we were, all set with a podcast on David Chandler’s resignation in the can, when we heard that NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet had invited Fair Trading Minister Eleni Petinos to leave at her own c

Podcast: Defects, debts and dream bathrooms
July 26, 2022

Sometimes we are just too efficient for our own good. No sooner had we sent this week’s podcast off for transcription than the news broke that NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler had announced he

Podcast – all you need to know about levy debt
July 17, 2022

Last week saw the publication of a confected scandal of an elderly couple who’d been given bad advice, blaming their owners corporation for a special levy of $18,000 that had blown out to a debt of $4

Podcast: Hidden issues, fake news and 40k listens
July 12, 2022

This week on the podcast we hop into the highly dubious story that appeared in the Sydney Sun-Herald this week about a poor old couple who are facing bankruptcy because of a special levy imposed on th

Podcast: Knives out for Commissioner Chandler
July 05, 2022

This week’s Flat Chat Wrap has a look at something we predicted a few weeks ago – that the knives would soon be out for Building Commissioner David Chandler, just as they were all those years ago for

Podcast: Hope for future in strata melting pot
June 28, 2022

Having braved the wilds of Scotland and the woes of Covid, we are back with a brand new Flat Chat Wrap podcast, with our usual mixture of optimism and, it must be said, the occasional bout of weary sk

Podcast: Lawyer in the Hot Seat, part 2
June 06, 2022

Welcome to the second part of Lawyer In The Hot Seat, in which strata lawyer (and Flat Chat sponsor) David Bannerman invited us on to his webinar. This week, Jimmy asks and David answers your quest

Podcast: Lawyer in the hotseat, Part 1
May 30, 2022

Amid all the discussions on this website about strata law, regulations and by-laws, we spend a lot of time talking about the way things ought to be and the difference with how they really are. Davi

Podcast: Positive property plan and negative gearing
May 23, 2022

The first thing that happens after a new government is elected is that the Prime Minister and the party divvy up the ministries. The next thing after that is that they look at what they have promis