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  • #62088
    Laney101
    Flatchatter

    Jimmy as soon as your podcast went up re Boomers in strata, well…. Was nodding my head adamantly in agreeance the whole time. Complex made up of above mentioned and Gen Xérs. 2 tenant boomers impeccable. The other 2 are owners. Uneducated in strata living with no desire to learn or listen. If I was paid for the amount of time I spend as a council member dealing with their breaches and non compliance ( one in particular ), I could afford to escape this living hell a decade ago. Very very much the mentality of  I can do what I like in my own home, you can’t tell me what to do and the bylaws don’t apply to me. But they certainly do to everyone else in their eyes.

    #62130
    Just Asking
    Flatchatter

    Yes there quite possibly is a “troublesome type” who already know better because they used to run BHP or similar.

    However many downsizing boomers are buying expensive apartments which sometimes cost $multi million. When someone has a large amount of capital tied up in asset they are motivated to become involved in its management. With more money at stake the issues become amplified.

    These “badly behaving boomers” may become the generation of strata owners and residents that forces changes such as the introduction of a Strata Commissioner?

    #62138
    Jimmy-T
    Keymaster
    Chat-starter

    These “badly behaving boomers” may become the generation of strata owners and residents that forces changes such as the introduction of a Strata Commissioner?

    Apparently we have a strata commissioner.  His name is John Minns and his official title is Property Services Commissioner.  We don’t hear very much from him because, presumably, he and the Small Business and Fair Trading Minister are preoccupied with trying to work out where exactly in the busy, overpopulated Venn diagrams of their collective bailiwicks the minor concerns of the more than 1 million NSW residents actually sit.

    #62221
    pukoh
    Flatchatter

    It’s not even that they’re baddies. They’re just nosey ignorants with too much time on their hands. They want to be involved in everything but have no idea what the rules are and aren’t capable of using google.

    I’m generalising here, so no, this doesn’t describe ALL boomers. But I just moved to a new development in QLD, and 80% of the residents are downsizing boomers who have no idea what living in a strata entails.

    #62238
    AJP
    Flatchatter

    I don’t think age has anything to do with who the troublemakers in a strata complex are. Our present troublemakers are in their 20s, 40s, 60s and 80s. I think IQ is a better measure than age, and let’s face it, there are idiots in every age group.

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