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Topic # 227514 9-Jan-2018 22:53
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Hi there


Our street in Parnell, Auckland has finally gotten fibre. We are two buildings of five flats each and all owners care that any work done to connect the buildings to fibre does not cause disruption, damage or unsightliness. I tried to get Chorus to send out someone to scope the premises prior to ordering UFB but they declined, so I placed an order through Orcon.


Chorus are now in the process of getting consent from the other owners. What exactly do they consent to if they say yes? do they consent to any work that Chorus would have to do, or just to a plan being drawn up? is there an opportunity later to decline the install if the plan offered is unacceptable to the Body Corp - or is there a real risk that one morning we wake up to an unwanted install?


Thanks for any insights/experiences


S Bodi

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  Reply # 1937513 12-Jan-2018 08:57
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Yep this is the stupidity of it. They want signed consents even before any design work happens. So most people just assume that are basically signing a blank cheque.

Then it helps even less when they send out a scoping tech who doesn't really know what they are doing.

But then the final design had to be accepted too before works starts.

And then after all that they want building owners to pay a contribution, for a network they will never own but Chorus will make money off for years to come.

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  Reply # 1937551 12-Jan-2018 09:50
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Hey Bodi, for larger Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU) the plans are sent to the Body Corp along with the consent request. Once the Body Corp has had a chance to review these plans they can either accept the design as is and sign off consent or converse with the consent team to review and modify the plans if they are unhappy with it.


Once consent is gained and work begins, at any point during the build, if the Body Corp is unhappy with how the technicians are following the plan they can contact us to halt works and re-evaluate the designs. You can find out a bit more about how the MDU process works on our website here: ^Richard


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  Reply # 1937760 12-Jan-2018 17:34
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Thanks Chorusnz


So I have already been given a scoping date, even though my neighbours haven't had a chance to consent to anything - I have checked and the ones I asked haven't been approached. On the scoping date if we are unhappy with the plan then we will have to tell the technician to pause the process. Can we negotiate with Chorus about how the plan should go ahead?



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  Reply # 1939823 16-Jan-2018 15:42
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Hi Bodi, sorry for getting pack to you so late if you private message me your address I can get this looked into for you.





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