2014/036: Regarding the compliance of building stability
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Regarding the compliance of building stability at 391E Karori Road, Wellington
The application for determination arises from concerns over potential land subsidence near the corner of the applicant's dwelling. This is very close to a steep bank on the boundary, which was present in its current form when the authority issued the building consent for the house in 1998 and the code compliance certificate in 2001.
The applicant is concerned about the ground stability and contends that more stabilising work to the site was required when the house was built.
I consider the matter to be determined is whether or not the stability of the dwelling complies with the requirements of the Building Code that was current at the time the consent was issued. I note that issues of negligence or liability are outside the ambit of a determination.