Certificates of acceptance

96 Territorial authority may issue certificate of acceptance in certain circumstances

(1)

A territorial authority may, on application, issue a certificate of acceptance for building work already done—

(a)

if—

(i)

the work was done by the owner or any predecessor in title of the owner; and

(ii)

a building consent was required for the work but not obtained; or

(b)

if section 42 (which relates to building work that had to be carried out urgently) applies; or

(c)

if subsections (3) and (4) of section 91 (which apply if a building consent authority that is not a territorial authority or a regional authority is unable or refuses to issue a code compliance certificate in relation to building work for which it granted a building consent) apply.

(d)
[Repealed]

(2)

A territorial authority may issue a certificate of acceptance only if it is satisfied, to the best of its knowledge and belief and on reasonable grounds, that, insofar as it could ascertain, the building work complies with the building code.

(3)

This section—

(a)

does not limit section 40 (which provides that a person must not carry out any building work except in accordance with a building consent); and

(b)

accordingly, does not relieve a person from the requirement to obtain a building consent for building work.

Section 96(1): replaced, on 14 April 2005, by section 10 of the Building Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 31).

Section 96(1)(c): amended, on 30 May 2017, by section 5(1) of the Regulatory Systems (Building and Housing) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 11).

Section 96(1)(d): repealed, on 30 May 2017, by section 5(2) of the Regulatory Systems (Building and Housing) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 11).