House on sleds

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9 years 7 months ago #38622 by soarhorse
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Hi, does anyone out there know if a portable building that is on two sleds, rather than wheels, needs consent?

Many thanks

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9 years 7 months ago #497297 by muri
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You should be fine, it is still defined as a portable house.
I think portable is not whether or not it does actually move, but in fact if it can be moved so skids are fine.
You do need to check, however, that there are no covenants preventing you putting something like that on the land.
The other criteria that will come into play will be the size of the building, it would have to be under a certain number of square metres as well

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9 years 7 months ago #497299 by Hawkspur
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If you keep it under 10m2 you do not require consent.
If it is mobile, you usually do not require consent.
If it contains services such as a toilet or shower it is likely to require consent regardless of the size.
If it is connected to drainage etc outside the house, it is less likely to be regarded as temporary or mobile.

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9 years 7 months ago #497300 by kai
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Hawkspur;502725 wrote:
If it contains services such as a toilet or shower it is likely to require consent regardless of the size.

That would mean your average caravan or motorhome would require consent:confused::confused:

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9 years 7 months ago #497301 by Hawkspur
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kai;502726 wrote: That would mean your average caravan or motorhome would require consent:confused::confused:

Hah, yes, but they are mobile, and I meant that to refer to a>10m2 building rather than a specifically mobile one...[;)]

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9 years 7 months ago #497304 by max2
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Each Council seems to have their own regulations so I would check with yours.

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9 years 7 months ago #497314 by kernels
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Make sure you keep your 'portable' house out of sight of neighbours as much as possible, keep on good terms with neighbours and try to avoid having to debate the point with the council.

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9 years 7 months ago #497336 by Stikkibeek
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I'd classify containers as mobile, but Auckland council now requires consents for those, something to do with asthetics. Check with your council.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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9 years 7 months ago #497371 by muri
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Containers are not classified as mobile as they are neither on skids nor on wheels.
Mobile means it can be towed, pulled etc.
While a container can be easily moved, its not seen as being a portable unit

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9 years 7 months ago #497373 by Hawkspur
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Even if something can be easily moved, it may be classed as a building if it isn't moved for a "long period".
Some Councils have interpreted this as 3 months.

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