Homeowners near Wellington are reporting their local council losing the paperwork for their houses.
Sue Mortimer can’t sell her sunny home on a bush-clad hillside with a glimpse of Plimmerton Beach to move into a granny flat at her son’s place in Karori.
She needs to – having had to retire – but said final approval of the work done to create a small downstairs bedroom in 1999 was missing at the Porirua City Council.
“We had all the consents, we had all the inspections done, we got code of compliance, I applied for it. And then discovered years later that actually I didn’t have code of compliance at all, there was no record of it at council,” Mortimer said.
Read More: Radio New Zealand, February 27 2020