Consent Notices

When is a common boundary not a common boundary? This question has been raised recently in relation to a consent notice. If you subdivide or develop a property council may sometimes require a consent notice to be registered on the new certificates of Title. The document will specify a condition that council want owners of …

New Unit Titles Act

The new “Unit Titles Act 2010” has come into effect in June 2011 and this replaced the 1972 Act. The new Act has far wider and better governance structures for Bodies Corporate and further clarification of the definition of Unit boundaries. The Unit Titles Act governs building developments where multiple owners hold a type of …

Surveying in Earthquake Zone

Early this year I had to opportunity to use my expertise in helping Christchurch recover from there disastrous quakes. For 2 months (July – September) I worked on a range of jobs which included monitoring Christchurch’s Cashmere water reservoir for any major movement and asbuilt surveys of the entire Aranui suburb detailing all the water, …

Is Property Investment Productive?

The Auckland Property Investment Association hosted a debate last night on the above topic. Auckland Property Investment Association president David Whitburn, argued for property being a productive investment while well know financial commentator Bernard Hickey, argued against. David Whitburn argued property investors contribute to the economy by creating jobs in the construction industry through the …

Whakatane New Office Location

You may not be aware that our Whakatane office has moved into a brand new office that is located in the town centre. Unit 12 First Floor 3 George Street Whakatane We are very happy to be working from this bright new office and location to serve new and existing clients in the area. Please …