Guide to Resource Consent Part 4

Part 4 – Resource Consent Assessment of Environmental Effects &  Public Consultation – Resource Consent Assessment of Environmental Effects If you need to obtain a Resource Consent, then the district/city or regional council should also explain how to go about preparing an assessment of environmental effects (AEE). Every application for a Resource Consent must include […]

Guide to Resource Consents part 3

Resource Consents Part 3 Resource Consents part 3 – If you’re thinking about buying some land, a business or a building, or you want to subdivide land, discharging waste water into a stream, moving earth, or discharging pollution into the air and these plans fall outside the rules in your regional or district Plans you […]

Professional Conduct and Client Care Rules 2012

In 2012 the Real Estate Agents Act (Professional Conduct and Client Care) Rules were updated and took effect on 8 April 2013. These rules are prepared by the Real Estate Agents Authority and constitute the Professional conduct and Client Care Rules required by section 14 of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. They set out the […]

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A goodGround Guide to Resource Consents: Part 6

Costs Councils will normally charge you an administration fee for considering your application, and they may also charge for ongoing monitoring.  Costs range from council to council, but generally non-notified consents cost between $500 and $3000 and notified consents cost between $3000 and $10,000. From July 2010, if the council does not process an application […]

A goodGround Guide to Resource Consents: Part 1

The Resource Management Act (RMA) integrates environmental management.  In 1991 it replaced fifty different statutes that dealt with air quality, noise control, water and soil conservation, town planning and coastal management.  It covers all the effects on our environment that we rely on and value, such as breathing clean air or swimming at an unpolluted […]

Selling N.Z land to Overseas Buyers

New Zealand has a small population and is a beautiful country.  These two attributes make our land attractive to people from other countries.  Some New Zealanders take the view that selling to anybody except New Zealand citizens is a mistake.  Many reasons for this view are given and include, “selling our heritage”, “we don’t want […]