Building management checklist

Community venues may operate from buildings with different forms of ownership. All buildings and their owners must follow the legal requirements in the Building Act 2004. Community venues are responsible for their own insurance.

Each community venue should be aware of who is responsible for the following:

  • maintenance (planned and unplanned)
  • annual warrant of fitness inspections
  • monthly compliance inspections
  • rates (including water rates)
  • building insurance
  • contents and public liability insurance
  • signage
  • coordination of evacuation procedures and drills
  • compliance with any laws and by-laws
  • regulations that relate to the premises
  • services provided from those premises
  • emergency evacuation procedures
  • power/gas
  • telephone
  • rubbish removal
  • tidiness and cleanliness of building
  • repairs for damage or neglect caused by a user group
  • glass repairs
  • lawns and gardens
  • pest control
  • ensuring the ongoing safety and security of the building

A building consent will be required for any building work. If applicable, permission from the owner of the building will also be needed. A resource consent may also be necessary.