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2017/032: Regarding the issue of an insanitary building notice in respect of a dwelling

This determination concerns an insanitary building notice issued for a dwelling without potable water supplies or sanitary facilities and where the cladding was left incomplete for 10 years. The determination discusses who the notice should have been issued to, the remedies provided for in the notice, and whether the building is insanitary and on what grounds.

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1994/001: Sanitary facilities in a restaurant


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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: