What are my building maintenance obligations?

Buildings other than houses and outbuildings must be maintained to ensure their ‘Essential Safety and Health Features’ are to the required standard, in accordance with the Building Act 2016, so that they continue to operate to the standard to which they were originally required to perform.

An owner must comply with the Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2016 and should contact a building surveryor for advice about the maintenance of essential services for building.

What happens if an owner or occupier doesn't comply?

Non-compliance may result in infringement notices or prosecution in which a fine may be imposed for a breach.