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  1. Ring council help line planner? They may confirm...

    Ring council help line planner? They may confirm one way or the other.
  2. 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...
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. rules are here;...

    rules are here;
    https://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Images/Auckland%20Council%20Decision/Chapter%20H%20Zones/H3%20Residential%20-%20Single%20House%20Zone.pdf

    (A4) The conversion of...
  9. I agree with this. Do not rent out as a separate...

    I agree with this.
    Do not rent out as a separate exclusive space. You are entitled to share your house with others and that includes family (granny) but also members of the same household that can...
  10. if the owner is overseas then just do the...

    if the owner is overseas then just do the alteration? It wont change the footprint so will not be caught by title issues?

    you might be able to seek court order for the change in title but first...
  11. Complain to the LL??

    Complain to the LL??
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    you havent been looking at apple for apples. Most...

    you havent been looking at apple for apples. Most of those pools have tiles on concrete slab.

    why did you even grout between pavers they are intended to be close butted.

    Your expectation that...
  13. you might consider laying a membrane sheet...

    you might consider laying a membrane sheet (Butynol) in the internal gutter using the metal as the substrate.

    Depending on the type of roof and fixings you might have more trouble getting the...
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    yes but you dont need approval to rent out a...

    yes but you dont need approval to rent out a house. Council cannot impose conditions such as family members must use the property although they might be right to place a waring that" separate...
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    what does council property file say? You would...

    what does council property file say? You would need to be careful if renting as separate tenancies if they were not approved and or separated for fire etc....

    The one co-joined could be rented out...
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    I have sympathy for the installer Perhaps...

    I have sympathy for the installer

    Perhaps your expectations are unrealistic. (the loose grout accepted)

    Love to here what the supplier says. Their opinion should settle the matter?
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    that seems harsh? it is still fit for purpose...

    that seems harsh?
    it is still fit for purpose despite the cracks which are likely hairline in nature and inherent in the design. This is a minor blemish that doesnt affect use?

    who was the...
  18. is it metal or membrane?

    is it metal or membrane?
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    pavers shouldnt be grouted as they are meant to...

    pavers shouldnt be grouted as they are meant to move independently. I am more surprised that they havent all cracked the same. By end of summer they will have I expect. If they were laid on a...
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    more information please.... do you mean a...

    more information please....
    do you mean a concrete pad? if so Ring Firth or the concrete supplier, as they have experts who will assess?
  21. follow a simple reading of the law and leave...

    follow a simple reading of the law and leave interpretation to the "professionals":?
  22. that link is likely wrong as well which just...

    that link is likely wrong as well which just shows we shouldnt rely on the 'professionals' either. The schedule 1 makes no distiction as to how a shower is assembled but this was fudged by MBIE...
  23. has to be done by registered plumber to be...

    has to be done by registered plumber to be lawfully carried out under schedule 1
  24. building code covers impact sound. It could...

    building code covers impact sound.


    It could be they have compromised this performance requirement? talk to BC and only then council?


    Body corporate rules govern any alterations? to a unit?
  25. (at the risk of being "not a...

    (at the risk of being "not a professional"https://www.propertytalk.com/forum/images/icons/icon8.png) under schedule 1, you can install a shower without consent if you can move or substitute for a...
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