Some repairs can be done without consent from the Council, however work involving structural repairs and other more significant work often requires a building consent.
It’s important to make sure that any urgent repairs such as those done during an emergency have been inspected and a certificate of acceptance(external link) issued where possible.
If you have done building work without a consent or different to what was consented, get in touch so we can discuss the options with you.
If you think you may have carried out work without the required consent:
A notice to fix is a formal notice from the Council instructing you to take action to address the issues identified. You are usually given a timeframe to respond to prevent further action being taken.
If you have serious concerns about commercial building work, you can raise this and the Council will investigate.
You will need to provide details of your concerns, including how the work fails to meet the requirements of the building code or Building Act.
You can raise concerns by: