A third party (safe and sanitary) report is an independent report that verifies the condition of a building or building work carried out before 1 July 1992. The work may have been done with or without a building permit. Prior to this date, there was no building consent process as we know it today. This report can assist in identifying compliance at the time of construction and any issues for resolution to bring it to current New Zealand building standard (NZS4306:2005).  Property Solutions Inspections’ inspectors are accredited surveyors with BOINZ (Building Officials Institute of New Zealand).

When is one required?

You may want to place a third party report on your property file if:

• you want to verify the condition of a building or building work carried out before 1 July 1992, when selling or buying it.

• your bank wants assurance that the building is safe and suitable for its use.

Once you have the report completed, it is submitted to the appropriate council as a public record and it will be added to that specific property file.

Further information is on the Auckland Council website (https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/complete-project/building-certificates-compliance/Pages/place-third-party-safe-sanitary-report-property-file.aspx)

A Safe and Sanitary report process can be daunting. Contact Property Solutions Inspections if you would like assistance with the process as well as the inspection. We provide information on the process to you and to assist our clients, we will upload the report to Council at no cost apart from the Council fee. Note that Auckland Council charges a fixed fee for placing a Safe and Sanitary report to the property file.

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