Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings

Date of Adoption25 May 2006
Resolution Number06/RDC/144
Review Date2020
Relevant Legislation for Adoption
Relevant Legislation for Review
Building Act 2004 s131
Building Act 2004 s132
Date Amended or Reviewed Resolution30 April 2015 15/RDC/108


Section 131 of the Building Act 2004 (“the Act”) requires territorial authorities (“TAs”) to have a policy on dangerous and insanitary buildings Additionally, Council is now also required to take into account affected buildings.

One of the key purposes of the Act, as set out in section 3, is to ensure ‘people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health.’ Section 4 details the principles to be applied in performing functions under the Act and specifically states that TAs must take these principles into account in the adoption and review of their dangerous and insanitary building policies.

This policy is available for downloading below as a separate document.

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy