Exemptions Explored

In August 2020, more building consent exemptions were added to Schedule 1 of the Building Act. As builders have become busier and busier, it’s important for landscapers to be aware of what does and doesn’t require a consent, so they don’t build anything that requires a consent unawares

Despite the new exemptions being around for some times now, there have been several reports of homeowners asking landscapers to carry out work that requires a consent, without realising it does. While it’s technically the property owner’s responsibility to check if one is required, the wrong advice from a landscaper never goes down well.

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