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  1. dont do the work untill you are ready to sell. ...

    dont do the work untill you are ready to sell.

    That way you get a pristine house to sell and minimal interest on your investment.
  2. if there was a consent the value of work is...

    if there was a consent the value of work is public info?
  3. are you sure its weatherside (the hardboard...

    are you sure its weatherside (the hardboard product)

    Hardiplank is similar or even PVC Pallisade?

    simple substitution under schedule 1 but perhaps you would prefer a consent/attest to the work
  4. is it unit title or cross lease?

    is it unit title or cross lease?
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    If you live in one then maybe otherwise there...

    If you live in one then maybe

    otherwise there is risk

    are they approved for separate units?
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    yes but it also illustrates the absurdity in this...

    yes but it also illustrates the absurdity in this whole TH saga. Only building work done on site needs a consent so the TH if manufactured off site doesn't need consent and the fact that it is on...
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    what difference does it make the order of the...

    what difference does it make the order of the process? The connecting can come after?
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    then you only need a consent for the septic tank...

    then you only need a consent for the septic tank connection and that is arguable as some drainage work is allowed under schedule 1.

    Eco-cottages do a lot of work battling for their clients against...
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    they dont need a consent what is the sign off...

    they dont need a consent what is the sign off for???
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    care to share?

    care to share?
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    does your mate have a Tiny house? What is his...

    does your mate have a Tiny house?

    What is his problem?
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    tiny house legislation petition

    Those interested in this issue might care to consider this petition
    ...
  13. why did you have to spend 9k on...

    why did you have to spend 9k on waterproofing/drainage?
  14. what would the cost be to resubmitt the plan? ...

    what would the cost be to resubmitt the plan?

    ring the same surveyor e\who did the UT plan
  15. good point the exemption is in respect to...

    good point the exemption is in respect to building work within certain limits Is fo then ut is exempt

    a verandah could be done in stages and end up 40m2

    the problem is that a council will judge...
  16. There is provision in the unit titles act for...

    There is provision in the unit titles act for redeveolment. Good you only have 1 other owner? getting reslolutions and meeting resolutions passed just got easeier.

    read the relevant bits but you...
  17. It depends on practicality you need to get...

    It depends on practicality

    you need to get sound and fire seperation of ceiling and if basement also firerate the supporting walls *that effectively support the fire seperation to above. Consider...
  18. there really are no requirements? natural light...

    there really are no requirements?
    natural light and ventilation required but I assume there is a window at present
  19. Ring council help line planner? They may confirm...

    Ring council help line planner? They may confirm one way or the other.
  20. change your lawyer get one that has read...

    change your lawyer

    get one that has read schedule 1 Building Act 2004 and knows that even if it wasnt included council cannot act unless dangerous or insanitary.

    He would also know if he was...
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    as well as the above if a problem associated with...

    as well as the above if a problem associated with the bathroom..........wooden flooring???
    is it strip T and G type? If so you could be getting smells from the subfloor area. Check if the area...
  22. it seems niegbour has no say You could say to...

    it seems niegbour has no say

    You could say to him if he shares cost you will give him a say in construction but if he doesnt then just be nieghbourly but take no notice?
  23. I agree but a recent subdivision is unlikely to...

    I agree
    but a recent subdivision is unlikely to be cross lease? (can these still be done?) but it could be a unit title?
    If the land is freehold then you dont have to satisfy the neighbor. (apart...
  24. it is not a change of use under the building act....

    it is not a change of use under the building act. You can do the work under schedule 1. (update council file later if you want?) Some buildings have resource consents that limit bedroom numbers and...
  25. alter/rebuild within the current footprint and...

    alter/rebuild within the current footprint and coverage isnt a problem. Fire separation maybe an issue that needs addressing?
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