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We live in an apartment block with 4 apartments. One of the
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According to the Unit Title Register Ownership of Common
According to the Unit Title Register Ownership of Common Property Pursuant to Section 47 Unit Titles Act 2010 - (a) the body corporate owns the common property and (b) the owners of all the units are … read more
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In high court: Can a unit owner personally lodge a case
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There is a lingering issue that my neighbour Unit D has its
There is a lingering issue that my neighbour Unit D has its 900mm pedestrian access door enlarged into a 3.2m roller door long long time ago (might be over 20 years) without Council's consent and Body… read more
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2018 Annual General Meeting, it is confirmed that the
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I own a unit in a duplex house (2 units, 2 owners, Unit
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I have been accused by my neighbour through Body Corporate:
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We are a group of owners of stand alone houses which have
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I bought a new unit one of six,in 2006, each year all the
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I am currently looking at this existing thread: and am in a
I am currently looking at this existing thread: https://www.justanswer.com/newzealand-law/3v7lh-wanting-put-heat-pump-flat.html, and am in a similar situation with the body corp refusing permission to… read more
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A house has been built next door at the rear of a section.
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I have an apartment that is governed by a body corp and I
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I want to know what legality if any applies to owning an
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We own a property in a gated community being one of 25 houses.
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We are looking to buy a property that is part of a unit
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We operated a cafe on our commercial site, Auckland city council
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I am wanting to put a heat pump in my flat. There are very
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Hi there I bought a house in Richmond Nelson at the end of
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