What cheeses me off

Is anyone able to assist?

I need to know who manages the strata of the building next door. I'm not interested in body corporate as those on body corporate could be the ones causing issues.

My new real estate manager does not want to help. She only cares about our building but 2 buildings share the one property and managed separately.

If cannot get help from strata where can I go next? This is out of control. Person still parking in driveway and on Saturday the person opposite me left car in front of their garage and I struggled reverse parking without hitting their car. I've just signed another 12 months lease.
The strata management company will just pass on the information to the executive committee of the body corporate. You could write a letter to the executive committee outlining the issues and requesting action. This would be either sent to the strata manager or if they have a mailbox for the body corporate you could pop it in there. It will then be discussed at an executive meeting. You could also write to the owner of your apartment (through your real estate agent) again asking for them to bring it up with the executive committee of the owner's corporation. Also can request if there are house rules for the block and if so ask for a copy - this may have something on parking.

There should be information somewhere on the property about the unit plan number which you could use to track down the strata management company. Are there ever letters from them to you (even as a renter)?
 
It's a complex one and I guess not easy to explain.

This idiot keeps parking his car in the driveway. Yesterday the maintenance were also there for 90 minutes so they left their equipment opposite him as well. For a few months there were cars either side of the driveway which only left just enough room for a single car to pass in or out. Stupid.

Then as I said there are 2 buildings facing each other and garages of each building facing each other. If we both leave our cars in front of our garages there's no room for any other car to get through. So that means 10 other cars locked in. Yet they still keep leaving a car in front of the garafe e whenever they have visitors. I can actually say they are parked in front of my garage which they are.

I mean you really have to be totally inconsiderate and selfish or totally stupid and ignorant.

Tried uploading photos but wouldn't let me.
More like - they know and don’t care. There are never any consequences these days.
 
I think it is more that for private property, police don't have the authority to issue fines. For example, in shopping centres when someone parks in a disabled park, neither police or council can issue a fine. I believe they mentioned that they could if the owner of the property invited them to, however. I know this sounds insane but I had our mayor confirm it. This may be VIC specific, I'm not sure.
Many shopping centre operators hand over control of their car park to council for this very reason. Allows council to issue fines and claim revenue.
Not much you can do about cars on private property except maybe call a flat bed operator and ask he picks your car up (it has gearbox problems) and take it to an address the other side of town. Cash job of-course.
 
JohnK sounds like you need to borrow an old Toyota 4WD and leave a few smudge marks ;)
You're thinking what I was thinking. Buy a $500 car or trailer and permanently leave it on one side of the driveway.

And when I see the person opposite leave the car in front of their garage I'm going to do the same and go to the mall for 2-3 hours. Then they have to deal with the beeps and abuse.

But what's the bet if I did the same that I'll see complaints?
 
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WCMO… real estate listings where photos of the lounge/living area replace the tv with an over-sized picture or painting.

why? Who doesn’t have a tv? And who doesn’t want to know where the tv would be?

Estate agents have funny ideas sometimes.

For example: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-vic-melbourne-145246884
There's no TV there so it's just decorative. It's rental furniture for sale, they don't supply electricals and it seems there's no one living there.
 
There's no TV there so it's just decorative. It's rental furniture for sale, they don't supply electricals and it seems there's no one living there.
When we sold our house the real estate agent actually told us to take out the tv and replace it with a picture! And it’s really common, not just the example I posted. It’s a ‘thing’ with estate agents… dunno what specialised market they think they are appealing to? Non tv owners?

When i’m looking at properties I want to know where all my stuff is going to fit! Tv included!

Maybe it’s a Victoria thing?
 
Probably a legacy of the days when TVs were more than a few cm thick, to make the room look bigger. But even now I suspect that it may make people perceive the room is bigger without a big black box on the wall.
 
Probably a legacy of the days when TVs were more than a few cm thick, to make the room look bigger. But even now I suspect that it may make people perceive the room is bigger without a big black box on the wall.
Oh, yeah! that could be the reason!
 
When we sold our house the real estate agent actually told us to take out the tv and replace it with a picture! And it’s really common, not just the example I posted. It’s a ‘thing’ with estate agents… dunno what specialised market they think they are appealing to? Non tv owners?

Maybe it’s a Victoria thing?
You got me thinking there @MEL_Traveller

When we sold Dad's house 8 years ago in Melbourne and at the agent's suggestion we got a "stylist" in (against my better judgement)
Just checked the listing and no TV, hadn't even noticed till your post!
 
Admin day, so several cheeses over various calls

* Tax return auditors. I get my SMSF done by accountants who in turn arrange auditor. Every year I have a grumble about the auditors (usually over the time they take - very, very, long, but not just that) AND the fact that I am 'required' to re-nominate them for the following year's audit.

So this year I asked the accountant if I had to so agree of if there is choice available. Was surprised to hear that about 10% of the firm's clients were also unhappy with the auditor. However, the alternatives they had investigated would be worse in terms of details required etc etc (which is a PITA even now). Several clients were sent off to another auditor as a trial. Looks like I'll be stuck with the current ones.

(On the other hand, the tax refund for this retiree will be pretty good ... ✈️ )

* Government departments. I wanted to get in touch with a section of the Tas Parks & Wildlife Service. OK - number of the section is on the web site :) . Called, and after a long hold period, answered by the 'Tas Govt messaging service' . Ummmm ... what's that? "We take your message and details and the department person will call you back in 5 to 7 business days". :mad:

* Semi govt departments. Researching for a book, sought to get a copy of an image from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. "Sorry, we are not accepting requests for the foreseeable future" How long can you foresee the future? "At least a month, probably more. :mad:
 
Admin day, so several cheeses over various calls

* Tax return auditors. I get my SMSF done by accountants who in turn arrange auditor. Every year I have a grumble about the auditors (usually over the time they take - very, very, long, but not just that) AND the fact that I am 'required' to re-nominate them for the following year's audit.

So this year I asked the accountant if I had to so agree of if there is choice available. Was surprised to hear that about 10% of the firm's clients were also unhappy with the auditor. However, the alternatives they had investigated would be worse in terms of details required etc etc (which is a PITA even now). Several clients were sent off to another auditor as a trial. Looks like I'll be stuck with the current ones.

(On the other hand, the tax refund for this retiree will be pretty good ... ✈️ )

* Government departments. I wanted to get in touch with a section of the Tas Parks & Wildlife Service. OK - number of the section is on the web site :) . Called, and after a long hold period, answered by the 'Tas Govt messaging service' . Ummmm ... what's that? "We take your message and details and the department person will call you back in 5 to 7 business days". :mad:

* Semi govt departments. Researching for a book, sought to get a copy of an image from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. "Sorry, we are not accepting requests for the foreseeable future" How long can you foresee the future? "At least a month, probably more. :mad:
Sound like the TMAG uses the same auditor maybe? :)
 
You're thinking what I was thinking. Buy a $500 car or trailer and permanently leave it on one side of the driveway.

And when I see the person opposite leave the car in front of their garage I'm going to do the same and go to the mall for 2-3 hours. Then they have to deal with the beeps and abuse.

But what's the bet if I did the same that I'll see complaints?
I recall here in Melbourne years ago, and if I recall this related to private parking areas (eg a temporary one on an empty site) illegal parkers would be clamped.....there was an enormouse outcry. But clamping like they do in the UK where people park on the street on no parking areas. A lovely big yellow boot immobilising the fellow's car, then sit and watch. Or the flat bed truck getting the car towed. Very tempting!!
 
WCMO is nbn outage with insufficient notice. Midway through chairing a teams meeting when nbn drops, switch to my phone and see they sent notice only 3 mins before it began. If notified last night I would have gone to the office.
 
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WCMO is the Qantas multi-city tool, which is absolutely doing my head in today. 😫 If anyone can please help point me to the relevant thread of tips/tricks/limitations, I'd be exceedingly grateful!!
 
WCMO is the Qantas multi-city tool, which is absolutely doing my head in today. 😫 If anyone can please help point me to the relevant thread of tips/tricks/limitations, I'd be exceedingly grateful!!
I've read on FB it's been an issue.
 

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