Obtain a Certificate of Acceptance for Any Unconsented Building Work Carried Out at Your Property
Thousands of homes in New Zealand have been subject to unconsented building works. This can lead to a number of issues, including council fines, refusal of insurance cover, and – in extreme cases – a property being issued a Notice to Fix due to safety concerns.
Unconsented building work includes all additions or alterations to a property that require a building consent by law but have been undertaken without obtaining prior consent.
This includes common issues like:
- Garages converted to sleepouts
- Structural walls removed
- Rooms added into the roof space
- Bathrooms moved
- Change of Use – Residential to Commercial or vice versa
- Building Consent has expired without a CCC being issued
If your property has unconsented building work completed after 1 July 1992, you’ll need to file for a Certificate of Acceptance. If the work was completed prior to July 1992, you can lodge a Safe and Sanitary Report to accompany the council’s property file.