What is considered a "dangerous" building?
- Older buildings that are empty and have not been maintained, or,
- Are being used for a purpose they were not originally designed for (such as a house being used for transient accommodation as a backpackers), or,
- Have suffered a structural failure or are in a state of disrepair which means they could collapse (such as a verandah attached to the front of a building where the turnbuckle supports are badly rusted through).
What is considered an "insanitary" building?
What should I do if I think my building is dangerous or insanitary?
I've seen a building that I think may be dangerous or insanitary and I am concerned that people could be in danger. What should I do?
I am interested in purchasing or renting a building, how would I know if it might be dangerous or insanitary?
A link to Hamilton City Council Dangerous and Insanitary Policy can be found here.