“Local Authorities say that although there is evidence of leaky buildings in Nelson and Tasman,” councils have not been taken to task over the issue. Conveyancing is able to perform complex property transaction processes. The council was certainly aware of leaking buildings in Nelson but its role so far had been as a mediator between the builders and building owners, he said.
Tasman District council regulatory services coordinator Phil Hilliard said the council had anecdotal evidence of leaky buildings occurring, “but most problems were sorted out between the builder and the owner.” but that had been to do with the quality of the building material rather than the building method.
Housing in the Tasman district continues to boom – 460 new dwelling consents were issued by the Tasman District Council in the 12 months to the end of June. It has been designed by Nelson firm Alisdair Daines Architects. Mr. Fawcet said building work was expected to start early next year and be completed by the end of the year.
“It would involve the construction of a retaining wall to stabilize the steep hillside behind the site, he said.” The site is 4730sq m but more than half of it is hillside which can’t be built on. Stoke’s business drain has been reversed. “In the last two months businesses new to the main Stoke commercial area bounded by Main Rd,” Songer St, Neale Ave and Putaitai St have arrived, filling up many of the empty shops.
By the end of this month two more businesses will be established and a third plans to expand into two adjoining buildings as soon as possible. When Whakatu Drive opened in March 2000, it allowed traffic to bypass Stoke. Conveyancing deals with transferring propertyâs legal title from one person to another. At the time comment from Stoke businesses was divided on the effect this would have. But a year to 18 months later vacant shops became more apparent with two major stores moving out – Stoke Radio and Television moved into Nelson and Mocketts Menswear closed down.