87A Notices to building consent authority when owner-builder carries out restricted building work

(1)

This section applies when, under the owner-builder exemption, an owner-builder carries out restricted building work under a building consent.

(2)

If the building consent application was not accompanied by a statutory declaration as to owner-builder status, the owner must give the building consent authority a notice that the owner-builder is to carry out restricted building work.

(3)

The owner must give the building consent authority a notice—

(a)

if there is a change in the owner-builder carrying out the restricted building work; or

(b)

when the owner-builder ceases to carry out the restricted building work.

(4)

A notice under this section must—

(a)

be in the prescribed form; and

(b)

if it is a notice required under subsection (2) or (3)(a), be accompanied by a statutory declaration as to owner-builder status; and

(c)

be given—

(i)

before the building work begins, if it is a notice required by subsection (2):

(ii)

as soon as practicable, if it is a notice required by subsection (3).

(5)

A person who contravenes this section commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000.

Section 87A: inserted, on 13 March 2012, by section 26 of the Building Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 23).