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Sign-off and maintenance

It’s the building owner’s responsibility to get council sign-off for the project, even if your building professional is doing it on your behalf.

Check the work as you go and when it’s finished, so your building professionals can quickly respond to any questions or concerns.

You’ll keep the quality and value of your build longer if you maintain the work and follow any product instructions (keeping warranties and guarantees valid).

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: