Lyttelton St property must be fixed
Lyttelton St property must be fixed before tenants
return – Council
The Christchurch City Council has told
the owner of a property in Lyttelton Street that his tenants
cannot reoccupy the boarding house until it has been brought
back up to a standard that complies with fire safety
The property was partly damaged by fire on Tuesday
evening (5 November).
Council building control manager
John Buchan says that about four years ago the property had
a new set of fire alarms installed which had been designed
and signed off by a registered fire engineer.
him they’ll have to be put back in good working order before
people can go back in again,” Mr Buchan says.
law puts the onus on building owners to supply councils with
Warrants of Fitness for properties and for ensuring that
maintenance work is being done to keep them up to standard.
The Council had received from the owner a current Warrant of
Fitness for the Lyttelton Street property.
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