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  1. there is provision in legislation for a forced...

    there is provision in legislation for a forced agreement but this is last resort
    https://www.thomasconsultants.co.nz/hate-your-neighbour-but-need-their-drain/

    and here...
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    if done well it will be more durable. Plaster is...

    if done well it will be more durable. Plaster is only a problem when used without a cavity and the weatherboards in this case satisfies that as water will drain to the exterior.

    The stigma should...
  3. 1. the council can accept an application for...

    1. the council can accept an application for upgrading the existing house. I would be prudent to make sure it can saisfyy future development. A stormwater engineer consultant would advise on this.
    ...
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    if done well it will be more dueable. Plaster is...

    if done well it will be more dueable. Plaster is only a problem when used without a cavity and the weatherboards in this case satisfy that zs water w.ill drain to the exterior.

    The stigma should...
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    what seems to be missing is guidelines to the...

    what seems to be missing is guidelines to the tenant.

    If they dont turn on fans, heaters and open windows then mould will manifest and then they have to clean that, but even then they don't??
    ...
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    https://www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/health...

    https://www.hud.govt.nz/residential-housing/healthy-rental-homes/healthy-homes-standards/
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    strictly speaking No the standard only says; ...

    strictly speaking No
    the standard only says;

    the guidelines come out 1 July wait for then??

    if you have a concrete tile roof venting into ceiling it would work (and get to exterior) but if...
  8. yes and they also have a similar process for...

    yes and they also have a similar process for schedule 1 reports that can be combined with a Safe and sanitary if required to cover the renovation since.(if done under schedule 1)

    PM me if you want...
  9. What city are you in? some council's have a...

    What city are you in?

    some council's have a policy others dont allow for them
  10. fascinating scenario In truth the building act...

    fascinating scenario

    In truth the building act does no distinguish between approved and unapproved building work. This is something often lost on councils and others.

    Are you in Auckland?

    Is...
  11. [COLOR=#333333]T it is BS they are simply...

    [COLOR=#333333]T

    it is BS they are simply applying comparison with current acceptable solution and they should be looking at code clause that are perfromance based. The test is is it working???
    ...
  12. consent to build is the building consent. I...

    consent to build is the building consent.

    I didnt say dont do due diligence. If an isnsurer want to be a dick then find another one?
  13. The insurers should recognize that the work has a...

    The insurers should recognize that the work has a building consent and is approved with inspections including the s95A that if you read carefully will not have anything of a serious nature just the...
  14. lifts are not required but accessible stairs are?...

    lifts are not required but accessible stairs are?

    Lifts do satisfy the requirements but?
  15. it sounds like it wasnt fixed the first time? Did...

    it sounds like it wasnt fixed the first time? Did the drainunblocker CCTV the line to verify? Perhaps you should have not paid the second time?
  16. dont blame the inspector. Auckland council...

    dont blame the inspector.

    Auckland council creasted a specialist departmernt for issuing CCC (not CoC) that uses the 20 days they are supposed to issue within, but instead use to issue to sit on...
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    you mean the textured coating on the ceiling...

    you mean the textured coating on the ceiling (that may have contained asbestos) is no longer there?
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    why was there asbestos in a foundation?

    why was there asbestos in a foundation?
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    you need a physical sample for testing . Is there...

    you need a physical sample for testing . Is there not somewhere discrete that a small sample could be removed (perhaps a cupboard). Just get vendor approval ? If they refuse seek advice.
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    you dont need a consent if you substitute a...

    you dont need a consent if you substitute a sanitary fixture for another

    Under schedule 1 35. as long as a registered plumber does the work and the total number of fixtures is not increased then...
  21. b you didnt have to get the CCC. why not sit on...

    b
    you didnt have to get the CCC. why not sit on it and rent it?
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    was the asbestos tested or is this speculation?...

    was the asbestos tested or is this speculation? Did you have permission for samples?

    If so disclose to vendor agent as he is bound to disclose to others, but if not be careful as you may have...
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    It isnt an "asbestos ceiling" but it may be a...

    It isnt an "asbestos ceiling" but it may be a ceiling with an textured finish that may contain asbestos (or not)?

    Are you sure it does? Has it been tested?
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    Yes and the Matai (or is it Totara?)is still...

    Yes and the Matai (or is it Totara?)is still there? but you cannot afford the alternative and you cannot compare Radiata (FJ or clears) and Matai which probaly doesnt need paint at all
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    then you have the problem of unstable timber. FJ...

    then you have the problem of unstable timber. FJ overcomes this to a point.

    your comment regards the villa is also ignoring the likly use of superior and desirable native timber that was resilient...
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