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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkingbutnotdoing View Post
    No, they got a structural engineer to sign it off, all part of getting code compliance for new house (rebuild after earthquake). We argued and they said nothing we can do, not wasting money on it (despite the EQC payout - EQC said there is also nothing they can do as it was cash settled). I suspect they will try to blame the guys who did the driveway down the track.

    Will take a photo later.
    who said there was nothing they could do?

    but if it was built unsure the Building Act and failing (or endangering other property(you)) then this is a matter for action?

    you could consider determination? 285.50 fee and all other costs on MBIE
    https://www.building.govt.nz/resolvi...determination/

    as an affected nieghbour you are a party that can take a determination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John the builder View Post
    who said there was nothing they could do?

    but if it was built unsure the Building Act and failing (or endangering other property(you)) then this is a matter for action?

    you could consider determination? 285.50 fee and all other costs on MBIE
    https://www.building.govt.nz/resolvi...determination/

    as an affected nieghbour you are a party that can take a determination.
    Thanks - never heard of a determination before. Will look into it.
    The enforcement guy from the council said nothing they could do. He said they can only enforce getting it sorted out when its dangerous. Effectively he said give me a call in a couple years when its properly falling on to your section. Its about 1.8m high so will probably fail gradually (we are seeing more cracks every few months when i check). So have been waiting for it to get bad enough.

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    determinations can decide if work is code compliant as well as council exercise of power of decision in respect to their different roles. There is not much to lose in considering this.


 

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