Buildings which must be accessible


If section 118 of the Building Act 2004 applies to a building, it must be accessible for people with disabilities. This includes all the buildings listed in schedule 2 of the Act. In relation to buildings providing accommodation, clause (j) of the schedule lists:

  • hotels
  • motels
  • hostels
  • halls of residence
  • holiday cabins
  • groups of pensioner flats
  • boarding houses
  • guest houses
  • other premises providing accommodation for the public.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: