Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2022

Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings

When Council becomes aware that a building may be dangerous or insanitary, we will investigate and determine if the building is dangerous, affected or insanitary.

Dangerous Buildings

A building is dangerous if in the ordinary course of events it is likely to cause injury or death to people using the building or nearby, or likely to cause damage to other property. It includes a building that is likely to be dangerous in the event of fire.

Affected Buildings

Generally means a building that is adjacent to, adjoining, or nearby a dangerous building

Insanitary Buildings

A building is insanitary if it is offensive or likely to be injurious to health because of its situation, construction, state of disrepair (including dampness), or lack of drinkable water or sanitary facilities.

For More Information, check out MBIE's information on dangerous and insanitary policies and enforcement of the Building Act provisions.

If you think that a building might be dangerous or insanitary, please contact us on 07 868 0200 or customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz

The Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2022 aims to protect people from harm arising from using buildings. This policy is to ensure Thames Coromandel District Council discharges its statutory obligations under the Building Act 2004, and outlines the principles, guidelines, and procedures to be followed in respect of dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings that may be identified in the district.