90% of boarding houses fail council inspection

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee were briefed last week on an investigation which showed 17 of 19 South Auckland boarding houses were found to be non-complying.
Staff from Building Control, Resource Consents and Environmental Health inspected each dwelling alongside NZ Fire Service in March and April. They wanted to assess the physical environment of these dwellings to ensure they were safe and sanitary.
In the course of the investigation, 17 of the 19 boarding houses inspected were noncomplying.
The report showed that council is working with the owners and/or managers of these establishments to make them compliant and fire safety issues have already been rectified.
Council staff will now develop a plan to proactively monitor and inspect boarding houses across the Auckland region.

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