Today I helped a friend move into a circa 1990′s three level terraced townhouse.
We quickly found out these units were not designed for easy move in/out even though the transient lifestyle of their dwellers.
For lack of better solutions the movers had to avoid the narrow corridors and pass bigger items directly from the truck through the balcony.
The original developer’s vision must have been “let’s cram as many units as we can into this section so we make as much money as possible”.
Building purely to make money without real consideration to future residents is leaving a legacy of greed; And Auckland is full of these properties.
Tiny apartments with no car parks.
Houses on subdivided back sections with narrow drive ways.
Plaster cladding (leaky) homes.
Some of these properties will have to be demolished, some re cladded or refitted at huge emotional and monetary cost to the owners.
Local government must stop the legacy of greed. Think about that next time you vote.
(This is part 6 of my 30 day blogging challenge)