From Building networks
Well the new amendment to the Building Act has raised a few heartbeats…. No sooner have we got LBPs underway and now we have DIY owner exemptions. This was not unexpected but just a bit soon after the implementation of a regime trying to raise the bar in the building industry through licensing.
I could blog for days on items I have found in the amendment to the Act and questions I have about the ability to implement. However, one matter I thought I should point out as it is to do with $$.
Section 111 (2) was deleted in the amendment Act which made folk think that Councils could no longer charge for BWOF audits, Compliance Schedule issuing or changes etc. This is not true. Councils CAN still CHARGE. All of the sections referring to the Council’s ability to charge and impose fees has moved to a new section 281 A-D.
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