The Planner and the Pauper

I have been trying to make the phrase ‘conversation with the local council planner’ sound interesting. It can’t be done. Nevertheless, regardless of what it sounds like, it was great.  He explained that above all things, I would require a resource consent to build on Mums land. Until recently, I had only the vaguest idea of what a resource consent actually was.


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Are You Scared of the Council Too?

I started the adventure today! It’s a baby step, but I called Auckland Council. The first route to home ownership that I am researching is the possibility of building on my mothers land. Having selected an option, I was writhing with eagerness to get cracking, but unfortunately I was instantly stuck. How do you research if you don’t know what or whom to ask? I didn’t even know how big the section was.


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