Check residence compliance

Question from Jackie updated on 8th March 2017:

I have a two level unit. On the second level,there is one bedroom, one bathroom and a kitchen. On the bottom level, there are two bedrooms, one bathroom and one garage. I renovated the garage and installed a sink, a closet and front/back door and fire alarm. Am I able to rent the top level and bottom level separately legally?



Our expert Bernard Parker responded:

You have not indicated what cooking facilities are supplied for each level. Also, I cannot advise you on whether your modifications have resulted in two separate flats that both comply with the building code. I suggest that you contact your local authority to check that your building is compliant for two residences. If it is, then you can let both floors separately.

Bernard is principal of Quinovic – Kapiti-Mana. Quinovic's outstanding people and systems provide the most professional, effective and reliable residential property management service in the NZ market for over 30 years.

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