This page contains a news-snippet about building consent exemptions that may apply when planning repairs to flood-damaged property.
3/09/2020 9:56 a.m.
Council recommends that property owners apply for a building consent exemption before starting flood damage repairs.
Some building work done to repair flood damage can be "exempt" from a building consent.
That means it can be done without having to apply for a building consent, but it does require an exemption to be applied for. An exemption costs $358 including GST.
When owners apply for an exemption, Council makes sure that an exemption is granted (if possible) and, once the repair work is done, that there is a record that the work has been completed properly.
The exemption provides everyone involved with the repairs with some degree of protection and protects the future resale value of properties.