A section 95a letter is issued by a building consent authority (BCA, usually a council) under section 95a of the NZ Building Act 2004, informing a building owner, or applicant, of the BCA’s refusal to issue a code compliance certificate (CCC) and their reason(s) for refusal.

The section 95a letter usually results from a building owner applying for a CCC for building work that has been completed under a building consent.  The BCA will carry out a final inspection of the building work to verify building code compliance and discover one or more aspects of the construction that they believe does not comply with the building code and issue a section 95a letter accordingly.

The section 95a letter will often list the areas of non-compliance with the building code and advise the building owner what steps the BCA require the owner to take to resolve the building code non-compliances.

If you have received a section 95a letter describing building code non-compliances and need assistance in resolving the issues, Reveal Building Consultants Limited can provide the necessary advice and guidance to bring the building to building code compliance and obtain a CCC.

Complete copy of section 95a from the NZ Building Act 2004:

 95ARefusal to issue code compliance certificate
  • If a building consent authority refuses to issue a code compliance certificate, the building consent authority must give the applicant written notice of—
    • (a)the refusal; and
    • (b)the reasons for the refusal.

Section 95A: inserted, on 15 March 2008, by section 20 of the Building Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 4).


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