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  1. This wellington case is an abatement notice...

    This wellington case is an abatement notice enforcement under the RMA and needs to be heard in the environment court. He is self representing but we are looking for a lawyer to handle the issues on...
  2. 'use' doesn't mean 'ownership'? what does the...

    'use' doesn't mean 'ownership'?

    what does the lease agreement say about maintenance and repairs? does it cover replacement fences etc?
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    1. it is cementious so should be durable? 2....

    1. it is cementious so should be durable?

    2. pros as above cons it is made in layers that can delaminate but shouldnt gets brittle with age

    3, recoated 5-7 yrs? depending on how good the first...
  4. Wellington lawyer with a social conscience??

    I have a friend self representing in environment court for an abatement notice for a Tiny House parked in a drive. We have the simple argument that TH's are outside the RMA as vehicles not fixed to...
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    there is a class action in hand against James...

    there is a class action in hand against James Hardie for harditex that could be successfu.

    This will impact on all fibre cement sheet products

    A 1991 framing will be well treated which is the...
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    1995 gthe framing should be treated. You need to...

    1995 gthe framing should be treated. You need to get it tested.

    Harditex doesnt leak per-se but the paint lets water past at holes and unprotected bottom edges. Are there eaves to the roof? This...
  7. most councils allow a report to be placed on...

    most councils allow a report to be placed on file. Some councils call this Schedule 1 report.
    This can be a simple floor plan and a statement from you or a third party.

    this confirms the work...
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    The holes are normal and were likely made in the...

    The holes are normal and were likely made in the tree? Unless you find larvae (which is unlikely) these are expected
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    if the law was properly applied then the council...

    if the law was properly applied then the council would embrace prefab as there is no liability for their construction (for them) as they are not building work under the building act,

    I agree with...
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    council don't make the law they are subject to it...

    council don't make the law they are subject to it like everyone else. If we allow council to dictate then we have 'the tail wagging the dog'.
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    021 636 382
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    paint 1A on the letter box now and order the...

    paint 1A on the letter box now and order the pizza see where it gets delivered to?

    If it comes to 1A your problem is solved and you didnt need to develop the unit? Win - win??
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    as opposed to just accepting an offer and...

    as opposed to just accepting an offer and cancelling the auction?
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    I thought they were bound to bring the auction...

    I thought they were bound to bring the auction forward?

    even if so you might head off those who have completed DD or finance arrangements
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    do you mean they also don't insure when the...

    do you mean they also don't insure when the rental was vacant between rentals??

    put a house sitter in with peppercorn rental?
  16. who gets the money from the sale now? what...

    who gets the money from the sale now?

    what happens if he has to go into care? or his care becomes overwhelming to you?

    you need legal advice
  17. fire rating is the place to start if you want...

    fire rating is the place to start

    if you want a good sound designer try Bill Pannel WAG Ltd 021 636 38

    there is a possibility that it already has fire separation and/or was approved before this...
  18. put a curtain in the doorway? problem solved ...

    put a curtain in the doorway? problem solved

    next thing they will be insisting on door closers so that the interconnecting door is always shut
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    but they are or can be if built right but the...

    but they are or can be if built right
    but the consequence of this "building grab" is that caravans will become buildings as well.

    if the definition is not safeguarded then all vehicles that have...
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    agree with k what is the scope of work. Can it...

    agree with k

    what is the scope of work. Can it be done under schedule 1?
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    s123 also says potable water. adequate facilities...

    s123 also says potable water. adequate facilities and a roof and walls?
    Meaning of insanitary building

    A building is insanitary for the purposes of this Act if the building—(a)
    is offensive or...
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    it isnt and neither is "immovable", that is the...

    it isnt and neither is "immovable", that is the problem

    the building code solutions used to say 90 days was temporary

    as stated above even most houses can be moved? but these TH have wheels...
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    Houses are not intended to be moveable and belong...

    Houses are not intended to be moveable and belong to the bank.
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    Sidnz are you saying that caravans need...

    Sidnz

    are you saying that caravans need consents?

    The building code is clear in s8 that vehicles only if immovable and permanently occupied are considered building

    MBIE is making up the...
  25. get a electrician to certify safe, plumbing and...

    get a electrician to certify safe, plumbing and gas also Get safe and sanitary report. present to insurer as disclosure make sure you rent to flatmates and avoid RTA
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