Building consent costs to rise

Monday 22 November 2004

The cost of building consents is set to leap when the Building Act 2004 comes into effect next week.

By The Landlord

Parliament passed the legislation in August and it comes into force on November 30, replacing the Building Act 1991.

The act introduces a new framework for the regulation of building work, and establishes a licensing regime for builders.

Under the new laws building consent authorities such as local councils will need to be registered to issue building consents, code compliance certificates, notices to fix and certificates of acceptance.

Marlborough District Council executive projects manager Jamie Lyall said the new legislation would increase the cost of building consents.

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