As a property owner, you are responsible for the safety and sanitation of your buildings. Systems and features such as fire alarms, lifts and air-conditioning require ongoing monitoring and maintenance. The building owner responsibilities can be found on the MBIE website managing buildings pages
Where a compliance schedule has been issued for a building by Council, you must provide a Building Warrant of Fitness (BWOF) annually to Council to verify that the systems are in working order. Manawatu District Council carries out audits on commercial premises to ensure the Building Warrant of Fitness is current and correct.
As a building owner, you will make a statutory declaration that the requirements of the Compliance Schedule have been met for the preceding year.