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Hello there,I bought a newly built property in October last year, and I found a serious issue that there's wastewater pooling under my deck. I gathered enough evidence to prove that the issue was caused by a wastewater pipe leak on my property before I purchased the property.However, the seller refuses to fix it and claims it's not their responsibility after providing all this evidence to them.Plan to take legal action to resolve this.The whole process is stated here https://docs.google.com/document/d/17UHByVcH5z3T2dWmVma7O7Q5yuoxvLILRs2zhCbcGC … read more
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I just submitted a question and paid the fee. is it likely i
hi, i just submitted a question and paid the fee. is it likely i get a reply today? … read more
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We have a cross lease home in Auckland that we are trying to
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I am selling a property and a person who visited open home
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We own a cross lease property which we have been told has a
Hi, we own a cross lease property which we have been told has a defective title due to the flats plan not being updated when a garage was added by the previous owner. However I keep finding conflictin… read more
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I have a question about fencing dispute - are you able to
Hello - i have a question about fencing dispute - are you able to assis assist … read more
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Before I bought this house, my cross lease neighbor added a
Before I bought this house, my cross lease neighbor added a deck to her house. The deck was build next to my driveway. It is a danger to us.The deck is not show on the title, nor recorded in the counc… read more
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I live in Japan but am from Auckland and have an old house
Hi Chris,I live in Japan but am from Auckland and have an old house there. I recently visited the house (which is rented to a family member) and found that a neighbour has extended decks and one end o… read more
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How can I determine whether a extension to my deck requires
How can I determine whether a extension to my deck requires an update to the flats plan? It is not enclosed. Would I need a surveyor / lawyer to confirm this? … read more
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I am the sole owner of a property that I cross-leased and
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I recently purchased a crossleased property. - common
I recently purchased a crossleased property. - common grounds. All 3 owners look after the piece of garden directly adjacent to their flats. All 3 units are rented out. It is the middle one of a group… read more
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I own and live in a cross lease property in Auckland. There
I own and live in a cross lease property in Auckland. There is a unit directly above mine tenanted out currently. They have a deck built above the back end of my lounge. It is leaking, causing water t… read more
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Hi, I have a property that I recently purchased (Auckland council/region,
Hi, I have a property that I recently purchased (Auckland council/region, medium density zone), which came with a cross lease section. Our intention was to (relocate) a small 2 bedroom house on the se… read more
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Hello - My property was damaged in the September 2010 earthquake.
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Hi, Im the new owner of a cross-leased property. There are
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An attached garage has been converted to a bedroom
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15 yrs ago we purchased a ocean front property. It has been
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