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

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