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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.

No extensions for landlords who don’t comply with insulation requirements 23 May 2019

Landlords have just over one month to ensure their rental properties meet the 2016 insulation requirements or face exemplary damages of up to $4,000, and Tenancy Compliance and Investigations says there will be no room for extensions.

Three landlords ordered to pay following Tenancy Compliance and Investigation action 28 March 2019

The Tenancy Tribunal has recently made orders totalling nearly $17,000 against three landlords as a result of investigations launched by the Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team.

Review into Tauranga City Council’s actions in failed Bella Vista development 26 March 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has today released its review into how the Tauranga City Council performed its building control functions with respect to the failed Bella Vista development.