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I moved in to this Oakgrove Retirement Village nearly 5
I moved in to this Oakgrove Retirement Village nearly 5 years ago. Last Satirday, 26 March 2022 we had that meeting in the village. Right towards the end of the meeting, one of the owners of the units in this village said, " The Auckland Councils only allocated 9 parking spaces and these are by the Entrance Gate". This was not mentioned to the tenants nor appeared in their Tenancy Agreements. However, ALL the cars' unit OWNERS have been allocated to park around the hall , which actually cause a certain degree of difficulty to drive around this building. I was thinking the Auckland Councils have every legal reason for allocating this PLACE ONLY 9 PARKING SPACES by the Entrance of the village. In case, such as fire, and other emergency, definitely the help and assistance that need to be carried out would be jeopardized. I have been in this village for 5years now and it was only that day, 26th March 2022 that I came to know that. Also, some of these OWNERS seem to be unaware of the Auckland Councils' requirements! But, the Corporate Committee know all these Auckland Councils' requirements...BUT FAILED TO COMPLY. It was only in that recent meeting that many of us, particularly the Renters, came to know this vital information. This information is not even mentioned in our Tenancy Agreement nor in the Agreement with the village Corporate when the RENTERS started their tenancy in this village. I can sense that there must very valuable and legal reasons why the Auckland Councils only allocated 9 parking spaces by the specified site and location in the village. Apparently, the Corporate Board had to dig up and alter the landscapes of the village just to give or provide car park spaces for those who privately owned their units. I would like to express my concern about this particular , particularly the legal side of this thing. The oldie people here are indeed in certain degree living in DANGER zone without their knowledge. Please, can you help me. … read more
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I hope you are well. I'm struggling with a tenancy issue for
Hi! I hope you are well. I'm struggling with a tenancy issue for the last year. My neighbour who lives in the flat beneath me and is renting has 6 people living in a 2 bedroom flat and this has been c… read more
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While we are waiting the hearing, our neighbor had falsely
While we are waiting the hearing, our neighbor had falsely accused us twice. The first time was on 23 Mar 2021, they told body corporate that we had been imitating their delivery people to the point t… read more
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In AGM2020 held in Dec, we had an agreement that Unit D is
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Can you tell me if there is any rules or ordinance stating
Can you tell me if there is any rules or ordinance stating that the exterior wall of industrial property under Unit Title Act is part of the Body Corporate's property and should be under their managem… read more
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There is a lingering issue that my neighbour Unit D has its
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2018 Annual General Meeting, it is confirmed that the
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Thanks for your great help yesterday. Regarding to the
Thanks for your great help yesterday. Regarding to the punishment for the Unit D's tenant, you had suggested to sue them for defamation. If I want to go ahead, what kind of damage I can claim? Which c… read more
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I live in a complex and as I have found out our rules can't
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I would like to know what the law says in respect of dog
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I have a neighbour who is verbally abusive to me and my
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When someone puts a Protection Order on their Ex-Partner
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We have had unfriendly relations with our neighbours for
We have had unfriendly relations with our neighbours for many years. We have Trespass notices against them. We are trying to sell our house and they are making the sale process unbearable. They have s… read more
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Hello, just a quick question regarding the situation I found
Hello, just a quick question regarding the situation I found myself in as an owner of an apartment in Wellington. Here are the details: An owner of the penthouse, who was also the developer of the pro… read more
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