A person must not occupy a building on which building work has been carried out after 15 January 1995 unless a certificate of occupancy has been issued for the building or the building is a type excluded by the Regulations [Development Act 1993 (SA) s 67]. The certificate will be granted by a council if satisfied that the building complies with all requirements and is suitable for occupation. If a certificate is refused, the applicant has twenty eight days to lodge an appeal to the Environment, Resources and Development Court.
A person may, with the approval of a council, occupy a building on a temporary basis without a certificate of occupancy.
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