Heritage Apartments

22 NELSON STREET, AUCKLAND CITY

ABOUT THE HERITAGE APARTMENTS
The Heritage Tower Apartments, is a landmark building in Auckland City.  It was built between 1990 and 1999. It contains about 220 apartments spread over 14 different levels.

Centrally located, the Heritage Tower Apartments are in close proximity to the Viaduct, the Sky Tower and Victoria park. Auckland’s CBD with its theatres, shops and restaurants is within easy walking distance. You can catch a bus just around the corner and motorway access is just a few minutes away.

The rooftop hosts a generous heated swimming pool and spa with plenty of seating to capture the wonderful city and it’s views. The full sized, fully equipped gym allows residents to do both cardio and weight training. On the same floor you can find the sauna and an impressive lap pool naturally lit by the glass roof. There is an outdoor tennis court to complete the sporting facilities offered to Heritage residents. The Heritage maintains these facilities to the highest standards.

This popular building has a commanding entrance with its huge glass walls and doors. This upmarket impression continues inside the lobby with tasteful French period furniture, chandeliers and a wide staircase. The reception is also on this level.

The Heritage Tower Apartments prides itself on its high level of security, which is provided by its 24/7 reception staff. Access to the apartments, lifts and a covered carpark is only granted with the resident’s personnel swipe card.

With it’s superior facilities, superior presentation and attention to detail, the Heritage Apartments are an appealing choice of residence for the discerning buyer.

AVERAGE RENTS
1-bedroom: $500 – $600 | 2-bedrooms: $600 – $900 | 3-bedrooms: $900 – $1500 | Carpark: $50 – $60 | Studio: $300 – $360

LAST TWO YEAR’S SALES
Range from $120,000 for 42 m2 to $1,150,000 for 94 m2

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES FEBRUARY 2011

  • It was noted, that the air conditioning was an ongoing exercise.
  • The complete audit of the replacement of the security swipe card systems will be done next month; it was suggested to choose the offer from a supplier with three years warranty and finishing off the works before the World Cup.
  • It was agreed, that there would be a significant reduction of the cost for the approved signage lighting, as some of the costs belong to the adjacent building.
  • The carpeting for the common corridors is ordered and the installation is expected in May; all owners will be given an update of the schedule of works as soon as this is available.
  • The remedial work on the carpark will not proceed, as ING and H47 do not want to share the costs and as an engineer confirmed, that this issue was only cosmetic and not structural; the Hotel will monitor this and report back to the committee within six month, since the works could be done independently.
  • The existing bench in the gym had deteriorated and will be replaced.
  • Some aspects from the gym maintenance contract were finalized.
  • Some retailing in the gym area will be carried out.
  • One roof top glass panel located in the gym area will be replaced.
  • Relining of the spa pool has been done on the property.
  • Some quotes were obtained for the removal and replacement or as an alternative the repair of the entire tennis court surface.
  • The biannual sprinkler re-inspection will proceed.
  • Some drug dog inspections will be carried out on a quarterly basis.
  • Four bollards will be installed to the entrance of the building.
  • One of the three water pumps is presenting a main failure and will be replaced and there will be an assessment for the other two water pumps.
  • There was a full assessment of the balconies and some remedial works will proceed in March/April 2011 as preventative work, as there was a recognition that later on this problem would be evidenced also on those balconies, which may not be a problem now.
  • The existing planter boxes on level two will be upgraded.
  • There have been new processes and management control in place with the window cleaners, who are considered as competitive after obtaining some quotes from other contractors.
  • The hotel management will investigate raised concerns regarding the picture frames in the lifts and potential flooding in the chess board area located on level two walkway.
  • There are no plans for painting the tower at this stage.
  • It was noted, that the safety rail needed to be reinstated.
  • There was also a review of the power system.
  • It was reminded, that the lift contract covers maintenance, but not the issue of abuse of the lifts by occupants.
  • The efforts made by the building manager in cleaning up the carpark area was appreciated.

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES NOVEMBER 2010

  • Due to age and corrosion, six air conditioning units servicing the corridors have ceased to operate and therefore no fresh air is distributed to the lift lobbies and corridors on these levels; the necessary repairs and replacements will be carried out.
  • The replacement of security card systems and issues of tiling are budgeted for the next year.
  • New carpeting is budgeted in this year.
  • Currently there are no cameras in the stairwell and it was also suggested to have cameras in the lifts.
  • The neon tubes and fittings of the exterior lighting and signage will be repaired and replaced, as they showed strong corrosion and in parts total failure due to UV rays, age of the fittings and in general weather conditions.
  • A replacement of all swipe card readers in the lifts, for every door and in the carpark will take place in April/May 2011.
  • Some cameras will be relocated and some will additionally be installed in the lifts and entry area.
  • As some dislodged and cracked tiles on the balcony edges are representing a health and safety risk, there were obtained quotes for necessary works and it was suggested to have one of the balconies done as a test case; furthermore it was noted, that the owners of the balconies have to take the costs and that the cost for shared balconies will be analysed by squared meterage.
  • As some owners did not wish to proceed with remedial works to their carpark areas, Heritage Hotel will proceed to do cosmetic repairs within their own area.
  • The Unit Titles Act regulations regarding the Beca Carter Long Term Maintenance had not come through, yet.
  • Some quotes were obtained to lease out gym equipment including the benefits that the gym equipment will be upgraded and any repairs will be included at no extra cost.
  • The building manager will provide comments on the relining of the spa pool.
  • The building manager will follow up on a patch of carpet missing on the tennis court.
  • Heritage is obtaining quotes from different window cleaning contractors on the property.
  • There was appreciation of the efforts made by the building manager in cleaning up the carpark area of the property.
  • The drug dog search was done in October 2010 and the dogs indicated seven units or areas with smells or traces of drugs; the owners of these units will receive a letter from BCA Ltd.

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES JUNE 2010

  • All work regarding the upgrading of the Fire System has been done apart from module work and the system is up and running.
  • There was a good committee feedback about the work carried out on the swimming pool plant room proposal.
  • Some dislodged and cracked tiles on the balcony edges, due to the tile hanging over the balcony base, are allowing water to get underneath the tiles and to lift them over time and it is representing also a health and safety risk; therefore the committee obtained some quotes and will obtain even more quotes to ensure a good quality work; further discussion will take place on the next AGM, as the owners of the apartments are in charge of the balconies.
  • After monitoring the situation and reviewing by a structural engineer, there were concerns about parts of the concrete in the carpark falling off at expansion joints, which is a hazard for the carpark users; quotes have been obtained and the costs will be shared with the body corporate, H47 and IBM; there is a consensus to proceed with this matter.
  • Some works on a leaking apartment have been done and some minor leaking in the corbel is now to be investigated and repaired.
  • The all in one gym will be revamped and the rest of the equipment will be upgraded.
  • The carpets in all corridors will be replaced early next year.
  • A new swipe card system, including the lift and carpark areas, will be budgeted for next year (2011/2012) as the whole key card system is twelve years old and causes frustration to many users.
  • Plumbing valves are being replaced as they fall.
  • There had been a couple of one-off items regarding the air conditioning, which are included in the budged plan for 2011/2012.
  • Security patrol will be reviewed.
  • There was the issue covered with the need for enforcement orders regarding tenants, if there is a breach of the rules; it was commented, that there are some letting agents who are more professional than others.

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