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Category: Resource Management

  • Australian College of Strata Lawyers Comes to Auckland

    12 February 2019

    The Australian College of Strata Lawyers will be holding its 14th Annual ACSL Strata Law Conference in Auckland from 27 February to 1 March 2019. Vicki Toan and Philip Brown of Campbell Brown Planning Limited will be speaking on the topic of planning and strata law (unit titles law) and on intensification in Auckland.For more information see: 

  • Body Corporate Fined for Wastewater Discharge

    12 February 2019

    Body Corporate 355972, the body corporate for a residential complex in Hamilton, has been fined $53,550 for discharging sewerage into the Kirikiriroa Stream in Waikato Regional Council v Body Corporate 355972 [2018] NZDC 23918.Body Corporate 355972 pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawfully discharging wastewater under the Resource Management Act 1991 after the complex’s private wastewater pumping station overflowed into the Kirikiriroa Stream (a tributary to the Waikato River).The wastewater pumping station serves 30 of the 107 dwellings in the ...

  • Residential Land or Not?

    30 January 2019

    Amendments to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (OIA) that restrict certain overseas people from buying “residential land” in New Zealand came into force on 22 October 2018.The effect of the amendments is to require overseas persons to obtain consent from the Overseas investment Office (OIO) under the OIA before they can buy residential land in New Zealand. The requirements are:the agreement for sale and purchase must be conditional on OIO consent, and OIO consent must be granted before settlement; or a pre-approved ...

  • Which Rules Apply?

    30 January 2019

    It goes without saying that the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) is a complex document, but it seems that even the Auckland Council (Council) can have difficulties interpreting it.The AUP establishes a series of overlapping rules for zones, overlays, precincts, and controls as well as Auckland-wide rules. Knowing which rules apply to a particular site and activity is not always easy, even for those familiar with the AUP. This complexity was brought home by declaration proceedings in the Environment Court (Court).The ...

  • Body Corporate Business Update August 2018

    31 July 2018

    Form MattersThe importance of the proper use of statutory forms should not be underestimated.Schedule 2 of the Unit Titles Regulations 2011 sets out 33 statutory forms. These forms are described in regulation 37 as “…prescribed as the forms to be used for the general matters to which the forms relate.”In Body Corporate 81026 v Jezma Pty Limited (TT, Appln No. 9006464, 14 May 2018) – a claim relating to unpaid levies a notice of resolution to be passed without general ...

  • Leases and Licences over Common Property

    5 March 2018

    A body corporate can lease or licence all or part(s) of the common property to an owner, occupier, or third party for their personal use under section 56 of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA”). The lease or licence of common property may be granted for any number of purposes, the most common being car parking, storage, signage, or outdoor seating.The legal process for granting a lease or licence over the common property is set out in section 56 of ...