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    That poster posted elsewhere which made it clear...

    That poster posted elsewhere which made it clear that what he was describing was exactly what I said above. He did not have a new tenancy, he took over when the previous head tenant moved on.

    It...
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    Anyone know where to get this list of criteria?

    Anyone know where to get this list of criteria?
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    I said nothing even remotely of the sort. What I...

    I said nothing even remotely of the sort.
    What I said was that MBIE are very clear that tiny homes are not caravans.

    I actually agree with them - whacking wheels on something built to be...
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    I have property in a thermal area of Rotorua....

    I have property in a thermal area of Rotorua. Installation costs for heatpumps here are through the roof, as the external unit has to be taken to pieces, the parts coated and it all put back together...
  5. If it's as we understand it, then it's really...

    If it's as we understand it, then it's really stupid. If there is an open doorway between two rooms, while some heat escapes, the second room stays a lot cooler than the heated room.
    I would...
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    A few MBIE decisions have come out that hold tiny...

    A few MBIE decisions have come out that hold tiny houses to be buildings, whether they are on wheels or not. However, they also told councils to bugger off, when the councils wanted the tiny homes...
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    Existing as of which date? Quite a large...

    Existing as of which date?

    Quite a large loophole, they've got there. And two classes of tenants: new ones, who apparently deserve 'healthy' homes, and existing ones, who don't.
  8. Thread: You're Who?

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    My first overseas foray, 20s, I went and saw a...

    My first overseas foray, 20s, I went and saw a (then) 2300yr-old aqueduct. Blew my mind, given that the oldest building in my home town (Chch) was at the time 150 years old.
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    You may not be a troll. but you are trying to...

    You may not be a troll. but you are trying to bulldoze ahead on imagined rights. As per your other post, you don't have a new tenancy. Therefore, if it was begun before July 2016, an insulation...
  10. Reasonably common in flatting situations for...

    Reasonably common in flatting situations for tenancies to be reassigned like this. There is no requirement for any of the original official tenants to remain on the contract. Let's say that Sally,...
  11. That's usually a function of your skill set and...

    That's usually a function of your skill set and where you are on your journey. I am still in the small stage and have the skills and time, so I do my own, as do other people like me. Other people...
  12. Just remember that if you buy property out of...

    Just remember that if you buy property out of Auckland that you can buy more than one or two.
    If you buy cashflow positive property, the rents will also be used to determine serviceability and the...
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    Sticky: There's someone on the FB page who's had very...

    There's someone on the FB page who's had very good experiences with Linkpeople. I've seen a horror story or two about refugees settled by The Salvation Army.
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    I'd heard that it was quite common to use the 9kg...

    I'd heard that it was quite common to use the 9kg bottles (and some are located in the kitchen, some in internal access garages) because they last for months and it's cheaper, as you're not paying...
  15. If you signed a 'variation of tenancy' and...

    If you signed a 'variation of tenancy' and 'change of tenant', it sounds as though you took over from someone else, like a former flatmate or family member? If so, the Tenancy Agreement that the...
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    I don't think you understand what a 'Safe and...

    I don't think you understand what a 'Safe and sanitary' report is. It is designed to let a council know that unconsented works are up to building code, so they don't need to take action on them.
    ...
  17. Thread: Builder's pay

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    Pretty standard across all industries, I would...

    Pretty standard across all industries, I would have thought.
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    Poll: The thing is, this will mostly affect the...

    The thing is, this will mostly affect the high-entry markets like Auckland, Queenstown, Tauranga etc., where a lot of would-be FHB are priced out. In those markets, where yields are so poor, the...
  19. Do you think that this will flow on to the NZ...

    Do you think that this will flow on to the NZ ones owned by Aussie banks?
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    Is there really any difference between that and a...

    Is there really any difference between that and a gas hob with a 9kg bottle inside the house?
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    Just had a play on that calculator: "You need...

    Just had a play on that calculator:

    "You need 2.9kW of heating capacity to heat your living room
    This is the minimum required heating capacity you need to meet the healthy homes standards,...
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    So hang on, even if you have a physical wall...

    So hang on, even if you have a physical wall between the living room and the kitchen, if you take the door off the hinges, leaving an open doorway between them, this now counts as open plan? And (in...
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    Retaliation against the law? Or a simple 'This...

    Retaliation against the law? Or a simple 'This property is no longer legally allowed to be rented out. Therefore, you must move out.'?
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    Sticky: Plenty of stories on the FB group of people...

    Plenty of stories on the FB group of people deliberately doing a poor job of applying for private rentals so that they can tell their case managers that they've applied for private rentals and been...
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    How can it be retaliatory? The deadline had not...

    How can it be retaliatory? The deadline had not passed, ergo the tenants had not (yet?) put in any claim under the RTA. The article says that they planned to ask the LL for $4000, not that they had...
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