Did you know that the Housing Improvement Regulations Act 1947 states that: ‘Every living room must be fitted with a fireplace and chimney or other approved form of heating?’
The 1 July 2021 deadline is now only a few months away. This is the date that residential rental properties must comply with the Healthy Homes Standards, within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.
In New Zealand, we love open plan living which eliminates barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separated distinct functional areas. The flow that open plan living provides is well espoused by real estate agents as a highly sought-after feature of a property, unless you are trying to comply with the healthy homes heating standard.
During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.
Many of us dream of working from home. Wouldn’t it be great to jump out of bed in your pyjamas to grab a cup of coffee before returning to read your emails? Well, for those of us who have been “living the dream” during lockdown, the reality can be quite different. So how do we adapt and even thrive in this new work environment?
We humans are social beings, and as more and more of us face the prospects of physical distancing or quarantine we need to ensure we remain healthy and happy.
A combination of low interest rates and the financial pressure on homeowners, investors and tenants, gives rise to the opportunity to review your financial position and take control of your situation. Here are 3 areas our partners at Mortgage Express can help you at this time.
Did you know ... The first week of April isGlobal Asbestos Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the deadly toxin and preventing future asbestos-related illnesses from occurring.