From Building networks
I have bought and sold a few houses in my time. I am always interested in what the real estate agents have to say about CCCs and LIMS and other compliance matters.Most say very little about this stuff and leave it up to the parties to discuss or discover. In theory its up to the vendor to fess it up to prospective buyers. Or for the buyers to do the “due diligence” through their conveyancing law firm.
If you are thinking about buying or selling property in NZ you will come across something called a “CCC”.
No its not a bag of chips.. but a document called a “Code Compliance Certificate”. Simply, if the work was done under a building consent it should be finished off with the CCC issued by Council saying that building work is complete.
Homes built before 1 July 1992 won’t have a CCC unless there was building work done on the property since that date. In that case, the CCC only relates to the alteration work (eg. new bathroom, additional bedroom, ensuite, etc.)
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Rosemary Killip, Author and Trainer in Building Law
Building Networks NZ Ltd