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    I think his masters wouldn't allow it, as it...

    I think his masters wouldn't allow it, as it doesn't suit their poxy narrative "Orange man bad"
  2. Inspections, how far do you go with repairs & cleaning?

    I have just recently completed an inspection and was wondering the best way to tackle things I found needing attention and wanted to know what others are doing to get the tenant to remedy these...
  3. If you search the name of their business in the...

    If you search the name of their business in the covid 19 subsidy search facility you can find out exactly what they received from the government .
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    This chap was charging that $90/hr included...

    This chap was charging that $90/hr included another laborer in that charge out rate . The main guy was skilled in carpentry while the other was a general labourer digging drains. Probably pretty good...
  5. Add to that list that they most probably received...

    Add to that list that they most probably received a substantial subsidy from the government to help during this crisis . That subsidy payout is supposed to go towards their costs to run the business...
  6. Incidentally how many landlords here are paying...

    Incidentally how many landlords here are paying up front the watercare fixed fee for a year and getting their tenants to pay direct to watercare?

    Is it working well for you?
  7. Yes indeed wonder if their is provision in the...

    Yes indeed wonder if their is provision in the RTA too do just that? Perhaps adding the proviso to a tenancy agreement. Though i suspect not as the same would apply to rent arrears.
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    LOL, I love it.. Well these are strange times we...

    LOL, I love it.. Well these are strange times we live in, so I think you cannot blame me for trying to make some sense of it all by thinking there must be something bigger than both of us controlling...
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    Well said and aligns with David Ickes comment...

    Well said and aligns with David Ickes comment "fear is the currency of control".
    Look at how the Govt controls the media, screaming out stuff like how we need a net carbon zero to stop temperature...
  10. Good point and this is what one of my new tenants...

    Good point and this is what one of my new tenants did do as his prior landlord had him paying direct to Watercare. As long as the landlord pays up front the fixed fee its easy to see what is going on...
  11. My main occupation is landlord so I'm doing it...

    My main occupation is landlord so I'm doing it myself as since starting Ive acquired 12 rentals over the course of 30 years..But yes certainly if i had a fuller occupation then a PM would be a...
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    I just cant stand her , people are so stupid and...

    I just cant stand her , people are so stupid and gullible to idolize her as some kind of Princess Goody Good , when nothing could be further from the truth. Obama had the same appeal , slick , smooth...
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    Maybe you just got lucky, its swings and...

    Maybe you just got lucky, its swings and roundabouts but its definitely best to have a time book of some sorts ,the last builder didnt really have one and just went off his memory at the end of the...
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    I guess if one was suspect of the hours charged...

    I guess if one was suspect of the hours charged at the initial stage it may be wise to get a fixed price for completing the rest of the job.
    Yes LBP, own tools.
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    Generally the builders I've used are $80 per hour...

    Generally the builders I've used are $80 per hour plus Gst. What I really find though is there's a huge tendency when they're working on hourly rates to fudge the time books especially if they are...
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    Yes so in this case the window is in an internal...

    Yes so in this case the window is in an internal bedroom wall, and the plan is to replace the window with a door of the same width but length extended down to the concrete floor.
    The internal...
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    In one situation I've encountered, a window in...

    In one situation I've encountered, a window in the wall of an internal bedroom of the lower storey in a 2 storey house. If the window was replaced with a door, is their a support bar needed and what...
  18. These are not misunderstanding Keys I'm sure you...

    These are not misunderstanding Keys I'm sure you know that. Tenants sometimes choose not to pay their bills.
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    The new build can often be more taxing than...

    The new build can often be more taxing than renovating an old build. In the past I found with new builds I've often really appreciated the delay of a project simply because along the way I acquired...
  20. In regard to portable cooking appliances they...

    In regard to portable cooking appliances they have always been exempt from legislation that permanent fixtures are under.
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    How does one find out if a wall is load bearing...

    How does one find out if a wall is load bearing or not? Generally I suspect their is a structural beam going right across that is plainly visible. Rooms such as bedrooms etc that are partitioned...
  22. John the Builder and anyone else, what do you...

    John the Builder and anyone else, what do you think of the foam system injected into the cavity walls?
    I think the council banned it in most places in NZ, yet they seem to use it successfully in...
  23. As for paying the rent back its my understanding...

    As for paying the rent back its my understanding that due to the gross unfairness of a couple of cases that ended up like that in a TT decision, the new legislation did away with that.
    There was...
  24. Yes I email them the complete watercare invoice...

    Yes I email them the complete watercare invoice as an attachment and deduct the fixed amount off, informing them of the figure they owe. They are instructed to pay into my account, one tenant...
  25. Over half my tenants not paying water bills!! Why is Watercare using me to collect?

    Just wondered if others are having difficulty getting tenants to pay regular water bills? I have the following situations at hand whereby over half my tenants are not paying their water regularly...
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