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Building Act changes to lift the efficiency and quality of the building system 11 October 2019

Changes being made to the Building Act will make the streamlined production of prefabricated houses a reality, ensure builders have the information they need for the products they use, and make consenting quicker and cheaper, Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa announced today.

Multiple breaches of tenants’ trust and non-compliance costs landlord over $24,750 23 September 2019

Auckland landlord Rinal Kumar has been ordered to pay $24,754.08 by the Tenancy Tribunal for deliberately and knowingly failing to lodge tenancy bonds as a result of 33 applications brought by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

Third consultation of the biannual Building Code update closes 5pm, on 13 September 2019 06 September 2019

Have your say on Acceptable Solution and Verification Method updates

National Construction Pipeline Report 2019 released 03 September 2019

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa has today released the National Construction Pipeline Report 2019.

First unlicensed builder prosecution under the Crimes Act 16 July 2019

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Crimes Act 1961.

Easing the impact of earthquake strengthening for provincial New Zealand 15 July 2019

A change to the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) will make it easier for EPB owners in small towns to undertake modest building work, without having to start seismic strengthening work at the same time.

Over 120 standards used for Building Code compliance funded for free download 11 July 2019

Over 120 standards used for Building Code compliance funded for free download.

Unlicensed builders fined for restricted building work 19 June 2019

Two unlicensed builders have been sentenced in separate cases relating to carrying out restricted building work without being licensed.

Keeping New Zealand’s large dams safe 11 June 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice.

Non-compliance breaches tenants’ trust and costs landlord over $177,000 06 June 2019

Auckland landlord ordered to pay $177,720.56 by the Tenancy Tribunal for failing to lodge tenancy bonds.

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