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  1. #1
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    Default Neighbours wont consent to deck

    Hi there,

    I have had an annoying encounter with a neighbour to one of our rentals in Wellington. She won't consent to a deck that will go within 2m of her boundary. Fair enough I hear you say but she wouldn't give me a reason why. Plus she doesn't live there herself. It is rented out.
    There is also a line of tall trees between the sections which completely screens the other house which is a long way from that boundary.
    Is there any way around this without neighbour consent? Can you appeal to the council?
    It is difficult when she won't say the reason for her decision.

    Any ideas or hitmen phone numbers?

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    It might help if we know more about why you need her consent as if you are 2 mts from the boundary one would think you meet council regs unless you are in a skyscraper and building 4mts off the ground.
    I'm sick of the crumbs i want a piece of that pie

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    I want to build it to less than 2m from her boundary because it will be >1.5M high

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    Most councils will allow you to build 1 metre from the boundary unlees it is road frontage. But you would require a permit for the deck as its over a metre high. I am not familar with wellington regs so cant comment on the distance from boundary. Why do you need her consent if you meet the council building regs
    I'm sick of the crumbs i want a piece of that pie

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    The council regs are >2m from the boundary if >1.5m high

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    Ok you have a problem. Consider making the deck lower by using steps from the entry to make the bulk of the deck closest to the boundary under 1.5 mts or be prepared for long up hill struggle.
    I'm sick of the crumbs i want a piece of that pie

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    Quote Originally Posted by moovet View Post
    It is difficult when she won't say the reason for her decision.

    Any ideas or hitmen phone numbers?
    Unfortunately moovet, she doesn't have to.


    These trees - are they on your side and are they a nuisance to her? Light, roots etc?

    xris
    Last edited by xris; 04-05-2007 at 10:03 PM.

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    Take her to dinner or whatever

    Show her why you are a PI and offer to teach her the benefits of becoming a PI

    then ask her to help you - there needs to be a win/win

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    It's all about getting people on side. If the first communication with her is about getting consent, it ain't surprising she won't agree.

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    She's a she.

    It might just be me - but logic & reason doesn't seem to work - some sort of genetic disorder?


 

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