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I bought a newly built property in October last year, and I
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'm struggling to get the rental agent to fix anything in the house. I did a Healthy home inspection, forward it to the rental agent and nothing was rectified as per the inspection. Informed them that… read more
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Thank you for your time. An issue with a septic tank we
Good evening and thank you for your time. An issue with a septic tank we weren't informed of : On September 24th we rented a dwelling, all throughout the first 2 weeks we could smell s*** (sorry) it g… read more
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I have a Heat pump that heats but not cools. The landlord
Hi, I have a Heat pump that heats but not cools. The landlord has just purchased the property. The Agent, previous owner and their Lawyer both say the Heat Pump worked in the last inspection. At the i… read more
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I am just wanting to clarify re a boundary fence matter.
Good morning, I am just wanting to clarify re a boundary fence matter. Hopefully an easy answer. The boundary fence that runs between two shared driveways needs to be replace. I am just looking at the… read more
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I have an issue with my landlord about my water bill it's
I have an issue with my landlord about my water bill it's very high for the very little amount of water I use what can i do? We've had leaks and he's come to fix them himself but they haven't been ful… read more
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I have had $500 'In dispute' with our Corporate Body for
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I think this should be a new question as I've now had a
Hi Chris, I think this should be a new question as I've now had a response to the property visit. Apparently the ground lights and the damp are still my problem.....please tell me how you think I shou… read more
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My mum lives in her a unit that she owns, there is also
My mum lives in her a unit that she owns, there is also another behind her , there main water hose which is around 48 yrsold , had been leaking water which created a fountain of water directly under m… read more
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I bought my property in Auckland 2 years ago. The agent
Hi, I bought my property in Auckland 2 years ago. The agent disclosed that water collected out the back in heavy rain because the run off drain needed to be cleaned from time to time. That was it. How… read more
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I have written to you previously about the problems my
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I have just purchased a house and have found out it has
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The house I rent is leaking. It has no consent additional
The house I rent is leaking. It has no consent for any additional work that was done by the landlord. Also we have noticed cracking inside and out around doors and windows. I looked under the house an… read more
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Answers from Two Experts requested: hi Chris, have purchased a rural property with old sep
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I purchased a home on Dec 14 2013, and on Dec 29 2013, had
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