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    Putting a window in would increase the value and...

    Putting a window in would increase the value and usability of the place a bit I would have thought. I have put a couple of windows in (recycled) and been pleasantly surprised on the cost. I think you...
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    If you have subsequent codes of compliances you...

    If you have subsequent codes of compliances you are probably all good. I have a place built in 1909 so no CCC. Incidentally I did have a building permit lapse for my bathroom and didn't realise the...
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    I have seen charges per hour instead of...

    I have seen charges per hour instead of commission for a mortgage to build. These are quite complex and involve a number of steps over a period of time.
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    Not so bad or the old houses, they have no...

    Not so bad or the old houses, they have no dwangs? (horizontals) just the vertical so straight run top to bottom :)
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    Yes, I bought a roll of building paper and cut...

    Yes, I bought a roll of building paper and cut into strips to fit between the uprights. I then slid the building paper in and stapled it to the exterior walls (the inside of the weather boards)....
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    Some advantages to having architect involved in...

    Some advantages to having architect involved in kitchen design. I paid $1,500 for a set of plans and specs for the entire house renovation - involved allot of walls being moved etc - including...
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    Quotes

    I would have thought that obvious things they could easily observe (such as the wall not being plumb) are included in the quote, and hidden defects (such as the leak in the wall) are not.

    There is...
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    Weird suggestion, but could you offer to...

    Weird suggestion, but could you offer to contribute to the cost of carpeting the apartment upstairs? If you are willing to spend $1-2K on sound insulation in the ceiling then this may not be so...
  9. I am born and bred Kiwi and live off strong...

    I am born and bred Kiwi and live off strong curries. Can't judge a book by it's cover! :lol:
  10. Only "if they are a beneficiary". If they get...

    Only "if they are a beneficiary". If they get their benefit cut, or get a job, they are not in breach as long as they are still paying. So might pay to check before going in boots'n'all. Although...
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    I would have thought (having been a tenant in the...

    I would have thought (having been a tenant in the past) that I would be obligated to pay for damage for a flood I had caused (even if unintentional) and this is the reason why I have contents...
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    I think they recalled this decision (or it was a...

    I think they recalled this decision (or it was a mistake) as they sent another incomprehensible letter.... Fortunately I didn't have time to get worked up as I was still trying to understand the...
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    Be careful gibbing over a concrete wall that you...

    Be careful gibbing over a concrete wall that you don't end up with problems with your windows and door frames etc. You don't want to have to pack them out if you can avoid it as they wont match the...
  14. Thread: spa baths

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    They are in the yellow pages - also appears to be...

    They are in the yellow pages - also appears to be on in Foxton. Has address and phone.

    T&C is Weird - they only take payment by direct debit though, and only ask for billing address not delivery...
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    It's a garden cockroach

    I get these extra large ones sometimes - they aren't the "dirty house" kind, they live in the garden.

    Best way is to ensure all gaps to outside are sealed - but they can walk in the door of...
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    Sounds like she should be the one complaining to...

    Sounds like she should be the one complaining to the police about harassment. How can the neighbours complain that the SWAT team visited when they unecessarily called them in in the first place?
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    Or that! Yes, although there is likely to...

    Or that! Yes, although there is likely to something in the law against napalming tenants....I could be wrong...probably need to give them 90 days notice to do so....
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    Apparently they need bamboo offcuts for the zoo!...

    Apparently they need bamboo offcuts for the zoo! At least the elephants will be happy. They might pick it up for you.

    I have heard puring petrol on the remainder at ground level helps stop it....
  19. Disturbing that a government agency service (the...

    Disturbing that a government agency service (the tribunal) is not good enough for another goverment agency (or whatever they are).

    They obviously have deep pockets - some landlords don't have 90...
  20. Suggest you put the batts in yourself - you will...

    Suggest you put the batts in yourself - you will only need a few bales and Mitre10 or other store will deliver them for free. Should take about a day to install. I'm guessing 8 bales (but ask) at...
  21. Thread: "Agent Rage"

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    Agree with Davo36. Awful time at the moment. To...

    Agree with Davo36. Awful time at the moment. To boot, sounds like the REA has made some representations to clients about what they can expect $$ wise and now getting put through the ringer as those...
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    If you can get yourself and australian credit...

    If you can get yourself and australian credit card and deposit australian $$ on it at a counterpart here. Surely you can withdraw it all as a cash advance at the other end. There will be a set fee,...
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    Within reason, I certainly don't dispute and...

    Within reason, I certainly don't dispute and always make sure I pay ASAP. If you piss off the tradespeople where I live you are up the creek. They hold all the cards as there aren't enough of them. ...
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    Doesn't say much for the Massey MBA does it?!:lol:

    Doesn't say much for the Massey MBA does it?!:lol:
  25. Thread: Spouting cost

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    In my experience there is no market for second...

    In my experience there is no market for second hand carpet. I am having a carpet put in in a couple of weeks by a professional carpet company and they are charging $250 for the whole house and there...
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