Safety risk of buildings with ACP cladding in Auckland
None of the buildings we have assessed during our investigation qualify as unsafe or dangerous.
We take building safety extremely seriously and will issue a formal warning for buildings that pose a significant risk.
If you are buying a property in a building with ACP cladding
Our intention is to put information about the cladding on individual
property files of residential apartments. We are currently working out how this will be documented.
Before purchasing a property, we strongly encourage potential buyers to get copies of the property file and the
Land Information Memorandum report (LIM).
If you own a property in a building with ACP cladding
Building owners have the option to replace all or any of the cladding.
For many buildings with ACP, coverage is limited and the likelihood of it being involved in a fire will be very small. For buildings with a large amount of ACP, full removal of the cladding may be an option.
However, there are typically many safety features present within the buildings and whilst full or partial removal of any cladding will reduce any potential risk, there are many options available that could mitigate the risk.
We advise seeking advice from your insurers and ensuring all fire safety features are in good working order.
If you are a tenant living in a building with ACP cladding
None of the buildings assessed are unsafe, but you should insist that your landlord provides the following fire safety measures:
- Fire safety systems are maintained and are in good working order.
- Working smoke alarms or detectors (compulsory in all rental homes).
- Informs you about their building's evacuation procedures and escape routes.