All building inspections have ceased until further notice. We will not be taking any further bookings until after the lockdown has been lifted.
At this stage, all the inspection bookings already in the system will be pushed out to the next start date once the lockdown is lifted. All inspections will remain in the same order that they were booked.
Resource consents and planning
We are likely to experience challenges providing regular services and meeting statutory time frames as our staff will be working remotely.
It may be appropriate to apply to extend resource consent processing timeframes, this however will only occur where all reasonable efforts have been made to meet normal timeframes.
Please advise us whether there are any critical timing issues related to your application, or whether an application is non urgent (given current circumstances) and you agree to the proactive measure of a timeframe extension. If the latter is agreeable, we suggest an initial two-week extension.
Any person who wishes to make an application during the next four weeks is required to do so via our online lodgement system.
Building consent applications and processing
Please continue to submit all building consent applications through AlphaOne.
We will continue to process building consent applications during the lockdown, aiming at achieving the 20-business day timeframe. However due to the current circumstances your application may be further delayed. MBIE has provided direction on this, allowing flexibility and they will continue to monitor the situation.
If you have already submitted an application and are now unsure if you want to continue, you have two options:
- put it on hold - you can do this for up to 110 days
- withdraw your application.
Both options must be done via your agent. Please be aware that if you choose to withdraw your application, you will need to pay the charges on any processing work completed up until the date of the withdrawal.
Applications requiring section 72, section 75 or encumbrance notices
We can process section 72 and section 75 certificates, as they can be electronically signed by a delegated staff member.
We cannot process encumbrance notices as they need to be manually signed. All encumbrance notices will go on hold until we are out of lockdown and issuing dates will therefore be delayed.