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    Default Converting Rumpus to a Bedroom

    Hi All

    Good Afternoon.

    We have 3 bedroom and a rumpus room and we are looking at converting rumpus room to Bedroom as the 3rd Bedroom is too small. Is it too much of a hassle? The reason for converting it to Bedroom is that we also want to add Bathroom to it. Can I add bathroom adjacent to Rumpus (it is a sole room downstairs with a workshop)?

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    Why don't you go in and ask Council, that way you will know for sure what you are going to do is acceptable to them.

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    Why don't you go in and ask Council, that way you will know for sure what you are going to do is acceptable to them
    but dont take what they say as gospel because they will try and impose their own policy

    there is a lot of information in the previous posts below? Have you read these?

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    "but dont take what they say as gospel because they will try and impose their own policy"

    Better that you comply with Council requirements in case you want to sell at a later stage and then have to back pedal getting a COA. Family member doing that at present, has halted the sale of the property while the matters are addressed.


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    letting council impose policy over the law is simply feeding the monster!

    find out what the \law says and rely on that I say.

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    I agree John but unfortunately in their case prospective buyers are being put off by the banks because of unconsented works. The house reno has a CCC but the garage conversion of a dilapidated falling down leaky garage into a 'man cave' with no COA is presenting as a challenge. Hopefully it is fixable and they can carry on but it is a hurdle and probably one to try to avoid.

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    The law says this was a renovation not a change?

    If Auckland, it could have been a simple schedule 1 report to disclose this fact.

    Instead the owner was out through 600 fee for CoA? 1500 in plans cost? and then a third party report to convince council of what should be self evident to them so all up 4-5000? assuming that the idiot doing the 3rd party didn't make you upgrade and rebuild to achieve code compliance which isn't required in the first place??

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    Funny you should mention the word idiot, as that was what the person at the Council called family member for not "following due process". Then gave him contact details of someone else that could help him through COA process. It is in Akld.

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    Funny you should mention the word idiot, as that was what the person at the Council called family member for not "following due process".
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    it may take one to know one.

    Did the inspector discuss the considerable work that could be done without consent and then give them the benefit of the doubt for any that remained? I doubt it so who was the idiot?


 

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