Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

Community Organisation

Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu
213 Alexandra Street
Te Awamutu 3800
5 days ago

What happens when vehicles get clamped? What do I do if it happens to me?

Jessica Brown from Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

New Wheel Clamping rules took effect in January which sets the maximum charge for releasing a wheel clamp at $100. Previously, wheel clampers were able to charge as much as they wanted. Check out your rights in the link below about what happens if your vehicle gets clamped and what you can do.

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New Wheel Clamping rules took effect in January which sets the maximum charge for releasing a wheel clamp at $100. Previously, wheel clampers were able to charge as much as they wanted. Check out your rights in the link below about what happens if your vehicle gets clamped and what you can do.

www.cab.org.nz...

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11 days ago

We’re here to help

Jessica Brown from Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

There are many issues we deal with at the CAB, even the question - What can I do if my neighbour’s cat comes on to my property and uses my vegetable garden as a toilet? 🐈🌿💩
Find out here www.cab.org.nz....

If you’ve ever wondered about this, or any other issues to do with animals in … View more
There are many issues we deal with at the CAB, even the question - What can I do if my neighbour’s cat comes on to my property and uses my vegetable garden as a toilet? 🐈🌿💩
Find out here www.cab.org.nz....

If you’ve ever wondered about this, or any other issues to do with animals in your neighbourhood, then we’re here to help.

Call us on 0800 367 222, get in touch via our website www.cab.org.nz... or visit a CAB near you.

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19 days ago

About to go flatting? 🏠🏡🏘🏚🏢

Jessica Brown from Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

With the shortage of affordable, quality places to rent, the pressure comes on to sign up fast or miss out. It’s a good idea to make sure you go into things prepared and know your rights.

Here are a few essentials:

• You should have a written tenancy agreement. Read it, so you know what … View more
With the shortage of affordable, quality places to rent, the pressure comes on to sign up fast or miss out. It’s a good idea to make sure you go into things prepared and know your rights.

Here are a few essentials:

• You should have a written tenancy agreement. Read it, so you know what you’re in for, preferably before you sign up for the flat.

• Inspect the property at the start of the tenancy and record the condition of each room. Take photos. While no one seems bothered about that small stain on the carpet now, it can cause grief later when you’re trying to get your bond back.

• The upfront costs when you go into a flat are up to four weeks’ rent as bond and two weeks’ rent in advance. The rent should be similar to the rent charged for similar properties in the same area. Unfortunately, it’s the market that decides what’s reasonable. It’s unlawful for you to be charged a letting fee.

• If there are a few of you in the flat, make sure that anyone who’s not signed up on the tenancy agreement signs a flat sharing agreement. This means everyone knows where things stand and you can work through any problems that crop up.

For more information about your rights when renting, check out our website. We're here to help with free, independent information and advice. Call us on 0800 367 222, get in touch via our website, or visit a CAB near you.

24 days ago

What should we do about the coronavirus epidemic / pandemic ?

Jessica Brown from Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

We’ve been getting a few enquiries about the coronavirus. We recognise that news of the virus’s spread is causing concern to people and have put together some information, see the attached link.
This includes:
• steps to take to avoid infection,
• making a plan, in case you have to stay … View more
We’ve been getting a few enquiries about the coronavirus. We recognise that news of the virus’s spread is causing concern to people and have put together some information, see the attached link.
This includes:
• steps to take to avoid infection,
• making a plan, in case you have to stay home for an extended period of time, and
• what to do if you may have had contact with someone with the virus and start to feel unwell.

You can also check for Ministry of Health updates on their website - please see attached MOH link.

Please note: at this time there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health advise that it’s likely the virus will reach our shores but that the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks is low. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the situation closely.

31 days ago

CAB Closed Monday - Auckland Anniversary

Jessica Brown from Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu

Just a reminder that we will be CLOSED Monday due to it being Auckland Anniversary.
Anyone needing the JP Clinic it will be open Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Kia pai to ra whakata (Have a great weekend!)

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