Do council consent laws to build need an overhaul?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 10 Aug 2019, 5:29PM
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Do council consent laws to build need an overhaul?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 10 Aug 2019, 5:29PM

Building a new house is a stressful process, with the battle of getting consent to build from your local consent often causing long delays and added expense. 

A building consent is approval granted by your local council under the Building Act to allow a person to carry out building work.

But how necessary is it really, and are they actually helping places be safer or just bureaucracy?

Ashley Church is a property expert for One Roof. He joined The One Roof Radio Show on The Weekend Collective to share his advice on the issue.

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