Building company fined for Heritage work

The Heritage Hotel in central Auckland 
File photo
The Heritage Hotel in central Auckland File photo

A construction company has been fined $11,000 for doing work on Auckland's protected Heritage Hotel building without a consent.

Sansom Construction Services pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to obtain a building consent in accordance with the Building Act 2004, ahead of their sentencing in the Auckland District Court last week.

The company had been doing re-cladding work on a wall at the lower level of The Heritage Hotel in Auckland's Hobson St in March last year when the offending was spotted by council staff.

Two council offers conducted a site visit later that month when the directors of the company admitted the error.

Under section 40 of the Building Act a person must not carry out any building work, except in accordance with a building consent.

The directors of the company faced a maximum $100,000 fine for undertaking building work without a consent, but this was discounted by the court for the company's early guilty plea.

- NZ HERALD ONLINE

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