Consent Considerations

Have you been getting consents for low-risk jobs that don’t require them? Or worse, have you been carrying out work that does require a consent without getting one? Schedule 1 of the Building Act details what building work can be carried out without a consent – make sure you check it out!

Passed in November 2013, the Building Amendment Act 2013 expanded the range of work not requiring a building consent. However, despite the list of minor low-risk jobs expanding twice in the past two years, the Government’s Rules Reduction Taskforce recently found that it’s often misunderstood and underused.

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