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  1. #751
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    Yep, I think you're right BK.

    With all the council hassles, it wasn't until I got councillors and the CEO involved that things got sorted.

    I guess I just expect someone will have some commonsense, and be able to see my point of view. And also I don't want to bother the higher ups with small problems which should be able to be easily fixed.

    A terribly naive view I've come to accept, especially concerning the council!
    Squadly dinky do!

  2. #752
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    The verandahs are for the public's benefit. They are there to keep the public dry. Whereas the council argues that balconies are for private benefit - they are there for the tenant's enjoyment only. so for the former, you don't have to pay anything for the airspace, whereas for the latter, you do.
    Aha - a benefit. But are private people not part of the body public?

    Have fun with this one, David.

    Building owner tries to charge council rent for air
    A building owner wanting to charge the council for "air space rental" has delayed a central
    city decoration project and been branded "outrageous" by a councillor.
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  3. #753
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    Your link is wrong - got an extra http// at the start
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/7327...l-rent-for-air

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    Ooops! Thanks.
    Fixed, now.
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    Haha yeah, not the same when the shoe is on the other foot aye?

    It's very hard not to be cynical about these council types.

    Everything they want to do, they think they should be able to do with minimal impediment and cost. Just like the rest of us...
    Squadly dinky do!

  6. #756
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    and then when they call to ask you to be reasonable

    tell them you'll be back in a moment

    put the phone by the radio

    and carry on with whatever you were doing until you're finished

    if they'll still there and angry

    ask them to put it all down on paper and post it to you
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Haha yeah, not the same when the shoe is on the other foot aye?
    Outrageous, it is, I tell you!

    Pot - meet kettle.
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    Default Any updates on this one DaveO?

    Just sent this link to a reporter as it shows the problems which are caused by councils.

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    Oh gosh Keys.

    I continued this blog on a private one I had for some time. Went for dozens more pages.

    Yes, I was just reflecting today, that building houses still isn't a lot easier than it was back then. Lots of examples of people having a lot of trouble and expense in dealing with Auckland Council.

    The property did settle down, after a while and has been good ever since. The commercial rents in Papakura have gone up a bit, and the residential rents have gone up quite a bit more.

    So I just collect the income and maintain the place. There has been a bit of maintenance due to age recently - the electrical/electronic stuff is now 10 years old, so starting to fail. So had to replace a couple of auto door controllers, intercom etc.

    I sometimes think of selling, but I have no idea what I would do with the money.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    I have approval/resources to buy up to $2mil for my next adventure. Was thinking of trying to get a site in Auckland, put 6 townhouses on it, sell four and keep the others. I haven't done this yet but I'm sure the numbers would be there. Councils to be honest scare me enough not to try. I'm comfortable taking risks I can plan around but the whims of public servants...
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