A common question asked is - 'Can I subdivide a property under the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code'?
Accredited certifiers must be diligent in determining whether plans and engineering details for civil works they receive as part of an application for a construction certificate comply with council's consent conditions.
In many cases the accredited certifier building surveying grades A1, A2 and A3 may not have the competency to assess and determine whether such engineering details and plans comply with conditions of consent.
In these circumstances the accredited certifier building surveying grades A1, A2 and A3 should obtain a compliance certificate from an accredited certifier (categories Cl to C6 as appropriate) before issuing a construction certificate.
Accredited certifiers could be found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct in circumstances where they issue construction certificates for civil engineering works which do not comply with council's clearly stated requirements for such work.