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#271989 4-Jun-2020 15:16
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So I've come across Taranaki lot, with a lot of red flags.

It's a plot that came into being in 2008. The owner has said no one has ever done any technical report / building plans on the land.

It's 525 sq m. The roading facing portion is nearly sheer, I'd guess about 60 degrees, I'd guess about and there's a flat portion about 10 to 12 meters up.

The neighboring property has a series of serious looking retaining walls, along a steep driveway. The road side one is about 3 meters tall, again maybe 70 degrees, with large piles backed by lumber.

Water is from 2 meters from boundary. Sewer is shared with back neighbor.

There was an odd quote: "unsure if power and phone is available for connection." There are literally suburban power poles in front of the property, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

A considerable distance down, someone has built a small garage street level, and outside stairs to a property.

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  #2498351 4-Jun-2020 15:52
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I'd start with a builder. Engineers will tell you anything is possible (which it is). IME, builders are much more practical and will focus on what can be done without sacrificing great whopping piles of cash to Hephaesus and Vulcan.


If talk turns to "carry everything on to site by hand" or "helicopters", I'd run a mile. If it is practical to build something on the site, then you can speak to engineers about the technical stuff.

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