Silo Apartments

23 EMILY PLACE, AUCKLAND CITY

ABOUT SILO APARTMENTS
Built between 2000 and 2009, the Silo Apartments is a high quality building in the heart of the city.  It is comprised of about 138 apartments on 11 different levels, has a covered carpark, a gym, sauna and a huge garden area.

The front area of the building is very well-designed with a stunning fountain just in front of the entry, surrounded by a very small garden with lovely plants, trees and flowers. The letter boxes are installed in this area, too. The carefully organized appearance continues in the entrance lobby, which is designed with bright tiles and crème coloured walls.  This area is always in a very clean condition.

The Silo Apartments have a generous and comfortable entertaining area outside where you will find several wooden bench chairs and a beautiful garden area. There is also a full-sized chess game for residents to play on.  The high security of the building is guaranteed by a huge gate in the front of the entry area, and as also the fact that residents can get access into the entrance lobby and their apartments only with a swipe card.

Although the Silo Apartments is located in a very quiet environment, it is at the same time very centrally situated, with a close proximity to the university and the Viaduct, the High Street precinct, the Civic Theater and some beautiful parks. The numerous shops, cafes and restaurants in Queen Street are only minutes away.  It takes you a few minutes by car to get to the motorways and the next bus station is just around the corner.

AVERAGE RENTS
1 Bedroom: $280 – $350 | 2 Bedroom: $400 – $650 | Studio: $270 – $320

LAST TWO YEAR’S SALES
Range from $114,000 for 22 m2 to $311,000 for 67 m2

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES 2010

  • It is mentioned, that an online portal for residents is existing, where they have access to the body corporate documents, unit plans, rules etc.
  • For health and safety reasons, an inspection on all balcony railings will take place throughout the year; additionally, any remedial work will be undertaken where required.
  • A chemical washing of the building will be undertaken to clean off the dust and dirt and to improve the appearance of the property, as well as a clearing out of the spouting.
  • The internal corridors of the levels 4, 5, 6 and 8 are due for painting this year and will be painted in high quality finish, which is easy to clean.
  • The exterior of the building might need a repainting within the next two years, therefore the secretary will obtain quotes to present on the next meeting.
  • Two of the exercycles in the gym will be replaced, as they were well past their use by date.
  • The tempering valves on each level will be replaced to resolve some hot water issues, which a number of units have been experiencing.
  • A garden hose will be installed near the lower café level units to allow the building manager to clean paths and walkways.
  • All other general maintenance will be carried out during the year as required.
  • Tenants should be reminded to keep the hallway doors closed if they set off the smoke detectors or they have burnt toast, because in cases of an fire alarm, they will be liable for the costs of call out; therefore, it is proposed to install appropriate signage in all lift and lobby areas to remind tenants of that.
  • It was stated, that if any owner have any suggestions to do some investigative work for a better utilization of the café unit roof area, they should submit their proposals to the committee.
  • The building manager noted, that there has not been any major building faults or security incidents during last year and that naturally ongoing repair and maintenance work continued persistently to ensure the building maintained a high standard of function, both in appearance and achievement.
  • Ongoing repairs and maintenance occurred as required regarding the lighting in the gym, conference room and front garden area as well as faulty emergency lights in both car park compounds.
  • Some defective tempering valves were causing continual plumbing problems, so that some units were not receiving a constant supply of cold water, and have therefore been removed as necessary to resolve these problems.
  • It is planned to remove the tempering valves from each level over a period of time to prevent future cold water problems in the units.
  • Routine services for the air conditioning in the gym and conference room were carried out; additionally, one of the units in the conference room needed to be re-gassed.
  • A large crack within the fence on the park side of the building had formed; which was a result of normal fence moving of that type and which has been attended and repaired by the contractor.
  • Eight weekly maintenance services on the front garden area were carried out to keep the appearance of the garden in a top condition.
  • Painting of the park side perimeter block work, perimeter fence and concrete garden walls occurred.
  • A window wash of the building as well as a chemical wash of the external of the building is planned.
  • A painting of the hallways on level 1 to 3 occurred.
  • A clean and shampoo of common hallway carpets occurred four to two times last year on different levels due to different heavy traffic.
  • Regular maintenance and repair of gym equipment occurred as necessary.
  • A painting of the hallways on level 5, 6, 7 and 8 is proposed.
  • Weekly checks of the in-house fire alarm and sprinkler systems occur.
  • Every two years, a fire sprinkler survey occurs with remedial work as necessary.
  • A faulty CCTV security camera locating in the first stairs to the Fort Street security gate has been replaced.
  • Routine repairs to the security gate and to the security door near the conference room occurred.
  • Various additional minor signage was installed in common areas.
  • It is proposed to install some extra security cameras in the forecourt area and in the café apartments car park compounds.
  • One café apartment suffered a serious burglary and another apartment suffered an attempted burglary of the owner’s storage room; the neighbourhood watch ethic is grasped by most of the residents and appears to be working satisfactorily.

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BODY CORPORATE MINUTES 2009

  • As a result of higher traffic, the internal corridors of the levels 1 to 3 will be repainted in a high quality finish and easy to clean, as well as the foot path perimeter fence and the circular garden walls around the fountain.
  • It was discussed to repaint the exterior of the building within the next two or three years.
  • A large fan had been hired over the summer months reducing the temperature in the corridors slightly, however it is not feasible to keep this fan as it is too noisy and expensive to run; therefore it was suggested, that owners could install ceiling fans in their units after approval by the committee.
  • It is advised to all landlords to inform their tenants, that any false fire alarms will be charged to the unit responsible.
  • The conference room is now available for residents during the days, as long as they keep it tidy and have consideration for others.
  • At their next meeting, the committee will consider various options to install lockers for residents, on a pay by use basis.
  • New cameras and security signs had recently been installed in the car park area as a result of a number of recent vehicle thefts; if this does not improve the situation, the committee would discuss the installation of a security gate in six months.
  • Some car park spaces had been illegally altered by Tournament to fit in more cars; they will be requested by the secretary to change that in the original order again.

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