Originally Posted by beetle
Why beetle, it's Murray of course.
Tony, un-permitted work is not necessarilly illegal per se. A TA, if it knows about it, may allow it to remain but tagged on the property file.
Work, or more presicely, a structure that does not comply (with the NZ Building Code), can be illegal whether it has a building consent (permit) or not, or a a CCC or not.
If you have un-permitted work/structure, then the property is likely to be harder to sell if everyone does their job correctly.
As stated earlier, a consent or CCC can not be issued retrospectively. The TA may get, or allow, someone to certify a (private) structure but, at the end of the day that means didley squat expect perhaps removing a portion of any possible liability from the TA to the fool who would certify it (there are no private consent or certification entities any more, the TA remains the only entity empowered to issue those pieces of paper. Any private entity doing so will be uninsured). Producer statements are a different thing, they are part of the process of showing compliance.