BC Update 174: Clarification of the role of the MBIE residential guidance

Posted: 29 January 2016

BC Update
MBIE has released a clarification note outlining the role of the MBIE technical guidance “Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes” (also called the Residential Guidance) in relation to insurance entitlements.

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The guidance is based on the Building Act requirement that all building work must comply with the Building Code. This clarification has been sent out in a letter to insurers.

This clarification is provided by the insertion of a new paragraph in the introduction to the residential guidance.

Read the residential guidance introduction

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