Is Consent Needed to Repair Leaky Building or Home?

Here is some very interesting information for those of you who have purchased a leaky home or leaky building and are considering repairs, but aren’t sure if you need building consent first.

Building a home in NZ is subject to the Building Act 2004. If you go ahead and start renovating your home, or begin ‘building work’ without consent, you are actually carrying out an offence.

There are certain rules that can keep you inside the law when making alterations or repairs to a home. There’s an excellent article in the NZ Herald that explains exactly what circumstances require building consent when renovating or repairing a leaky home, so it’s certainly worth a read for those who aren’t sure on the consent rules. Here’s the direct link to the article…

Consent requirements for leaky building or home

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