2015/031: Refusal to issue compliance certificates for a 12 year-old shop, 8 year-old toilet block and alterations to a building consent
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This determination arose from the decision of the authority to refuse to issue code compliance certificates for the building work.
The refusal arose because the authority was not satisfied that the building work complied with certain clauses of the Building Code because:
- the building work under the 2000 consent for the shop/dwelling had been undertaken under the supervision of a building certifier that was registered as a building certifier under the Building Act 1991, but which ceased operating as a certifier before it had issued a code compliance certificate for the building work;
- only limited inspections had been undertaken by the building certifier;
- the alterations to the shop/dwelling were undertaken without a building consent and no inspections were carried out during construction;
- water supply installed to the toilet block under the 2004 consent has now been disconnected, and the authority requires changes to be made in order to allow for its change of use to a storage shed.
The matter to be determined was therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to issue the code compliance certificates.