What is a dangerous building?

    A dangerous building (s121 Building Act 2004) means a building that:

    a. in the ordinary course of events (excluding the occurrence of an earthquake), the building is likely to cause

    1. injury or death (whether by collapse or otherwise) to any persons in it or to persons on other property; or
    2. damage to other property; or

    b. in the event of fire, injury or death to any persons in the building or to persons on other property is likely.

    What is an insanitary building?

    An insanitary building (s123 Building Act 2004) means a building that:

    a. is offensive or likely to be injurious to health because-

    1. of how it is situated or constructed; or
    2. it is in a state of disrepair; or

    b. has insufficient or defective provisions against moisture penetration so as to cause dampness in the building or in any adjoining building; or

    c. does not have a supply of potable water that is adequate for its intended use; or

    d. does not have sanitary facilities that are adequate for its intended use

    What is the meaning of an affected building?

    A building is an affected building for the purposes of this Act if it is adjacent to, adjoining, or nearby-

    1. a dangerous building as defined in section 121; or
    2. a dangerous dam within the meaning of section 153.