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Why we have such complicated septic tank disposal rules

Why we have such complicated septic tank disposal rules

By Anna Bensemann | Nov 12, 2020

When extending a dwelling in the rural environment and you don’t have access to council sewer, it’s important to be aware of the potential issues you are uncovering. Find out what you should consider for your septic tank to meet the standards

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Is the RMA really the problem?

Is the RMA really the problem?

By Anna Bensemann | Nov 10, 2020

For years we have heard the issue that development gets held up because of resource consents and this adds significant costs and delays to development. Is the RMA to blame for this or is it the way developers and councils work together to achieve positive planning outcomes?

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Buildings under exemptions may still need resource consent

Buildings under exemptions may still need resource consent

By Anna Bensemann | Nov 10, 2020

Recently Government announced exemptions to the Building Act which mean building consents may no longer be required for small builds. Before you rush out to buy building materials be aware that the devil is in the detail.

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Cross lease titles - an overview

Cross lease titles - an overview

By Jeff Irving | Nov 10, 2020

Find out more about the ins and outs of cross-leases and how ownership over a household unit is determined by the title.

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The importance of knowing your boundaries

The importance of knowing your boundaries

By Anna Bensemann | Nov 06, 2020

Land is an important asset and discussions with neighbours over where the boundary lies between properties can occasionally be problematic. This is particularly relevant if your land contains trees, good grazing land, streams,rivers or a coastal margin. It’s helpful to know your rights and obligations when it comes to property boundaries.

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Minimum car parking requirements to be chopped from new urban developments

Minimum car parking requirements to be chopped from new urban developments

By Anna Bensemann | Nov 06, 2020

Car parking requirements change for new urban developments are due to be on the chopping block within 18 months under new planning provisions.

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Rural allotment sizes set to double in West Selwyn rural zones

Rural allotment sizes set to double in West Selwyn rural zones

By Anna Bensemann | Oct 27, 2020

With new changes being made to planning provisions in the Selwyn District, see how the minimum allotment sizes increase for rural subdivisions in the western part of the Selwyn District.

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