When you make additions or alterations that alter the location of external walls you will also need to update your cross-lease title plan as this will also alter the extent of the building area on the lease.
Working on the common property
If you are planning any work that relates to the common property, e.g. driveways or drainage, then you and your neighbours need to agree on the work to be carried out, before the project starts.
Renovating and altering your house
If you plan to renovate or alter your house, you may need to get permission from your neighbours (including other lease holders), depending on the terms of your lease and what you plan to do.
If your work involves extending your building, or adding structures you will most likely need:
- permission from all the other lease holders
- deposit of a new title plan – this requires an additional survey and a variation of the cross lease
- a resource consent
- a building consent.
If you are thinking of doing work on your property, contact us and find out what can be done on your site. Depending on where in Auckland you live, there will be different rules that apply.
Call us on 09 301 0101 and ask for a duty planner.