If you own a building that contains specified systems the Building Act requires you to have a compliance schedule and you must ensure the effective operation of all the specified systems for the life of the building.  This requirement does not apply to single household units (residential homes) unless they have a cable car. 

This is achieved by continuously meeting the respective performance standards and all the inspection, maintenance and reporting requirements of the compliance schedule issued by the council.

To help ensure your responsibilities have been met, the Building Act requires you to sign, issue and publicly display an annual building warrant of fitness and provide a copy annually to the council whose district the building is in.