I'm looking for advice on this. The garage was built without consent at least 15 years ago, probably more. The previous owners bought the house like that and never sought approval, so the story goes.
To my non-professional eye it seems properly built and complies with all council guidelines. Assuming it turns out to be fully compliant, if I apply to Christchurch City Council for a Certificate of Acceptance, what's the worst that could happen? Could they force me to remove the garage including concrete foundation?
Also, any idea of the cost involved in getting acceptance?