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Dampness in the home

Dampness in the home

Dampness in the home It’s the time of year when we snuggle down to keep out the cold. That means it’s also the time of year we might start to notice dampness in our homes. If your home is a new one to you this winter, it’s best to get into good practices right now

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Heat Pumps – a how to use guide

Heat Pumps – a how to use guide

HEAT PUMPS – a how to guide Heat pumps are one of the most efficient types of home heating, but some people find them ineffective or may even incur higher power bills because they don’t understand how to use them effectively.

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Nelson City EECA funding for Insulation will end in June 2018

Nelson City EECA funding for Insulation will end in June 2018

Nelson City EECA funding for Insulation will end in June 2018 – this year! If you have a quote for getting your rental up to scratch for the July 2019 deadline you need to act now! EECA funding ends at the end of June – that is 3 months away! Note – EECA funding is

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Ants!

Ants!

So you’ve got ants – what now? Don’t fly spray them – most aerosol sprays are for flying insects and ants really couldn’t care. Only use ones that say ‘residual control for Ants’ to create a border around window sills,

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Our new offices at 243 Queen Street

Our new offices at 243 Queen Street

Here’s our shiny new offices at 243 Queen Street right opposite Sundial Square. Lots of hard work from Cunningham Construction, and many others, meant we moved in on schedule last Wednesday and were fully operational on Thursday!

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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours Except for Public Holidays we have a skeleton staff (at least) all the way through the holidays! On January the 9th a few more of us will surface from the holidays and on the 15th January we are fully open again.

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It’s almost ready for us…

It’s almost ready for us…

Big move is next Wednesday the 13th… 243 Queen Street is right opposite Sundial Square and its like the Tardis inside being a very long building…

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Dunedin TT decision overturned by District Court

Dunedin TT decision overturned by District Court

This case came about when a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator interpreted an earlier High Court ruling about renting out an unlawful premises. The Adjudicator awarded the tenant a full refund of all rent as it was later shown that the property was not exactly as per plans lodged at council. No detriment was claimed.

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Common sense rules on NO to full rent refund

Common sense rules on NO to full rent refund

At last some sense! As background there have been a few cases where the Tenancy Tribunal has awarded a tenant be repaid in full all rent when it was later shown that there was a problem with the building consent.

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