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Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act 16 January 2020

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961.

Retentions regime providing protection for subcontractors, but there’s more work to be done 17 December 2019

An independent review has found that most of the building and construction sector is complying with the retentions requirements, but there is more work to be done to ensure the protection of subcontractors.

Building Consent costs set to reduce 16 December 2019

MBIE has announced that the Building Levy rate will reduce by 13 percent, meaning homeowners will soon see a drop in building consent costs.

Changes made to the Building Code 28 November 2019

Recent changes to the Building Code will support safer and more resilient buildings on liquefaction-prone ground, and make it easier to build steel framed housing.

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.