I am afraid I need to start a new running total.
Re: Building consent for my new house.
Consent has been at Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department since approximately the 22nd October 2013.
Today is day: 53 -Working days- ie 3 months- AS FAR AS I CAN WORK OUT. And they have not even picked it up off the desk yet!
It’s a shame that you can not use 2 bedrooms in the house and that the roof is held up by scaffolding and that the outside walls are falling down. ( Note that this house has no internal timber framing.) You can’t get to the cupboards in the kitchen because the propping is in the way. And for 3 years we have waited and waited and waited…..
The question is “would Southern Response’s Peter Rose, John Key’s family or Gerry live like this for 3 years?”
Why have they made us live like this???
The positive bit is : At least it’s not knee-deep in liquefaction and sewerage.
The building company has just sent me an “update:”
“Just wanting to give you a brief update on your building consent application.
I have just received correspondence from the processor looking after your consent – he advised that the application has been reallocated to another processor due to going on leave until the 27th of January.
I have sent the new processor a progress report request, but in the mean time I thought you may appreciate an update as of when the office reopened.
I hope to receive an update if not an RFI within the next few days and I will let you know as soon as we’ve received anything. We understand that these delays are frustrating and we hope to see some progress soon.
Once we receive an RFI we generally allow a 10 working day turn around period for us to process any RFI as there is potential for a multiple parties involved in the response.
Please see below for a rundown of the application process and where your building consent is currently sitting at CCC.
ü Building Consent Application Lodged
ü Building Consent Application Acknowledged
ü Building Consent Vetting Approved
ü PIM issued
Building Consent Application Invoiced
Building Consent Documents Issued
Let me know if you have any queries regarding your building consent application. If you have any queries regarding changes or your specification you can get in contact with …., or I can pass on any relevant queries for you.”
ho humm SNAFU….
53 days for a residential consent???? hello?????