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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