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#225565 24-Nov-2017 10:26
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Hi All, I have a question for everyone here. We are renting a flat in Auckland CBD and Fibre is already available in the area. We've signed up but the issue that we have is since the building/flat isn't fibre ready it seems that we can't get fibre installed unless we put a box (forgot what it's called but not the actual fibre box itself) in the unit the connect the ETD outside. Question is, will it be up to the flat owners to pay for that box to be installed or does the renters pay for it and then just ask the owners to compensate us or just minus it from the weekly rent since it is going to be for the actual unit itself? Anyone encountered this same type scenario or something similar? Thanks.


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  #1907018 24-Nov-2017 10:35
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Not sure legally, but I would have thought that if ADSL/VDSL is available at your new flat, the Landlord doesn't have to do anything else (not sure they have to if nothing is there actually, but why would you rent anywhere without telecommunications).

 

If you want UFB, you pay for installation over and above what Chorus does as part of their 'free' install. You would need permission from the landlord if you are attaching things to walls/penetrating walls/floors/rooves. Then it becomes part of the flat (ie., you can't take it with you when you leave), because it will actually still belong to Chorus.


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  #1907072 24-Nov-2017 12:12
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Many installs there is no cost. It depends how much the whole build costs.

 

Generally speaking Chorus pay $1000 per unit in a block of apartments / units / flats / ROW / etc.

 

If there are 4 then $4000, if the install price goes over this they will normally ask the landlord to pay.

 

If the landlord does not want to pay then you can pay.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1907079 24-Nov-2017 12:33
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If you're in an apartment building that hasn't had fibre installed yet, your local fibre company will work with the building owner to get fibre installed however they have the ability to reject this if they don't want it or if it's too costly. 

 

You don't have to front the cost (if any) to install fibre into the building, although your rent could increase to cover it :(

 

Once fibre is installed to the building, or if it's installed already, your local fibre company will get your unit connected up. In most cases this will be free for you as it's already in the building, and the government covers the cost of "standard" installations for fibre. 

 

 

 

Hope that helps!

 

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  #1907102 24-Nov-2017 13:22
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2degreesCare:

 

the government covers the cost of "standard" installations for fibre. 

 

 

I don't think that's how it works. I believe the lead in and installation is paid for by the fibre company (not government). See this Chorus document (p.12).


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  #1907111 24-Nov-2017 13:54
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DarkShadow:

 

I don't think that's how it works. I believe the lead in and installation is paid for by the fibre company (not government). See this Chorus document (p.12).

 

 

 

 

Whoops, you got me there! The fibre company does indeed pay for the connection to the home.

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  #1907124 24-Nov-2017 14:29
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Thanks for the inputs. Now I'm confused. Is there a point until where will chorus/rsp will be responsible for the install then it will be all upto the customer if they need to install additional hardware/points to be serviced?


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  #1907147 24-Nov-2017 15:14
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maverick004:

 

Thanks for the inputs. Now I'm confused. Is there a point until where will chorus/rsp will be responsible for the install then it will be all upto the customer if they need to install additional hardware/points to be serviced?

 

 

99% of the cases your fiber install will be free. If it isn't free you'll be informed before so no need to worry.


 
 
 
 




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  #1907164 24-Nov-2017 15:36
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Sad to say i'm on that 0.1% that will be charged for the installation and as per the Chorus techs that scoped the flat, they can't do that anymore so if we want fibre to be installed then we need to have a different contractor to do it and pay it for ourselves. I'm renting and I'm doing a great deal for the owner of the unit if I shell out the money to have UFB installed. This sucks. I just want to pay $4.99 monthly (due to company discount for our internet) and that's why I really would love to have UFB installed (apart from getting better speeds).


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