Extending unit's garden
Question from Mark updated on 14th June 2012:
Our expert Hamish Firth responded:
You may be able to extend the building into the AU. However it is a process that will require you to approach the body corporate with a design and get approval. The council will have to approve a resource consent and a variation to the subdivision consent which will enable the unit title for the whole property to be modified. However, all of the costs associated with the various paperwork requirements for the adjustment to the unit title can often make the process of doing an addition cost prohibitive.
Hamish Firth of Mt Hobson Group manages the Resource Consent application process and provides initial pre purchase advice to investors and developers. www.mhg.co.nz