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    From the lawyer, when I enquired further: "...

    From the lawyer, when I enquired further: "
    Essentially, the potential issue with the current sleepout is that it was brought on as a ‘shed’ and used as a dwelling – which is exactly what the...
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    Thanks Charlotte, yes I guess they can call the...

    Thanks Charlotte, yes I guess they can call the shots! Thanks for your reply :)
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    Home insurance quote - is this reasonable?

    Hello,

    We've purchased our first home, so home insurance is new territory.

    The house has some old wiring, which the broker said if electrical damage occurs which is caused by the old wiring...
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    Thanks John, I will chat to the council, I think...

    Thanks John, I will chat to the council, I think that's a good place to start. The old owners are also happy to meet us as well so I will chat to them too about the land covenant when I go and meet...
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    The neighbours who Iím guessing also have to...

    The neighbours who Iím guessing also have to abide by the same land covenants. However, the shed has been there 15 years, and has been used as a sleepout for probably that long too, and the...
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    Thanks Bob, but I think the council requires us...

    Thanks Bob, but I think the council requires us to have consent to remove the shed. The owners got consent to move the shed onto the property, and on the website it mentions anything greater than 10...
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    I have googled the name of the development...

    I have googled the name of the development company and cannot find any trace of them to contact them. Iíve asked the lawyer to dig around again to get some contact details as there seem to be none...
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    Thanks for the link. Very thankful that none of...

    Thanks for the link. Very thankful that none of those crazy strict covenants apply to us!

    I'm still not trying to breach a covenant in the hope I can just get away with it though... I'm assuming...
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    I'm just trying to just work out what we can and...

    I'm just trying to just work out what we can and cannot do. If it's in breach of the covenant, then we will not do it, obviously.

    But if the covenant says "you can't build a dwelling", but then...
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    No its pretty small - less than the 55 sq m rule,...

    No its pretty small - less than the 55 sq m rule, definitely.

    But it still needs to be consented because its a conversion from a storage shed to a dwelling, according to our lawyer.

    Also, I...
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    Unconsented sleepout on property

    Hi all, we've recently purchased our first home which is very exciting, after a year of searching, 60+ open homes, and 3 previous attempts at buying.

    The house has a storage shed that has...
  12. Hi BDub, no it isnít. Itís still for sale,...

    Hi BDub, no it isnít. Itís still for sale, although itís not openly listed at the minute. Iím not sure why!
  13. All within normal range, FJW. But they did not...

    All within normal range, FJW. But they did not moisture test the two ends of the house which have been specified as being ''high risk for moisture ingress''.

    I think the only option with this...
  14. There is low risk of ownership if you buy a...

    There is low risk of ownership if you buy a properly built house. I can't wait to get onto the property ladder, and not rent anymore. I'm not scared of buying a house, and I'm not especially scared...
  15. Firstly, I don't think its very well built. Even...

    Firstly, I don't think its very well built. Even as a non-builder, the length of the eaves round the house are an obvious design fault, even to my untrained eye. Yes it may have proper foundations,...
  16. Hi FJW, thanks for your reply. I think if we were...

    Hi FJW, thanks for your reply. I think if we were going to put in an offer we would definitely get some additional quotes for the work. Like you said though, additional costs would be very common,...
  17. Because John in Wellington thatís the choice you...

    Because John in Wellington thatís the choice you get, when youíre on a budget! We saw 14 other houses before we viewed this one, and all of them were worse, AND more expensive to live in. I am...
  18. Klauster that sounds like a very smart system!...

    Klauster that sounds like a very smart system! Was it expensive / a pain to install?
  19. Thanks John, I will check the link out!

    Thanks John, I will check the link out!
  20. Hi BlueSky, weíve decided our health and...

    Hi BlueSky, weíve decided our health and well-being is not worth severely compromising with the house. Weíve decided to leave it to a more experienced buyer, who can have it turned around fast,...
  21. Yep thatís what my mother always said! Worst...

    Yep thatís what my mother always said! Worst house in the best street. I think investing in proper heating and insulation is an excellent idea. Iím very intrigued by the passive house standards that...
  22. Hi klauster, thanks for your reply. We are not...

    Hi klauster, thanks for your reply. We are not confident that the weaknesses are not already a problem, in terms of having got into the timber framing. We cannot find this out until we buy this. I...
  23. Thanks Donna. I think youíre right. In an ideal...

    Thanks Donna. I think youíre right. In an ideal world weíd demolish it, and start from scratch. However, we would struggle financially to rent and go down that route. We like some of the...
  24. Hi Artemis, thanks for the reply. Having lived in...

    Hi Artemis, thanks for the reply. Having lived in it as a tenant for a year and a half, thereís no visible signs of leakiness. But, it is labelled a Ďleaky homeí because it was built between...
  25. Oh gosh, thank you for the reply. It is good to...

    Oh gosh, thank you for the reply. It is good to hear your story, although Iím sorry it was such a stressful one. Yes youíre definitely right in that it will always have that stigma attached to it,...
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