To protect the interests of consumers the New South Wales Parliament has passed legislation to regulate contracts between consumers and builders for the performance of home building work. The Home Building Act deals with four main issues:
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONTRACTS
The Home Building Act is designed to protect consumers by providing for a scheme of :
The Home Building Act applies to "a contract under which the holder of a licence undertakes to do, in person or by others, any residential building work".
The Act defines residential building work to mean any work involved in, or involved in coordinating or supervising any work involved in:
It is also important to note that the Act defines "dwelling" to mean a building or portion of a building that is designed, constructed or adapted for use as a dwelling (such as a detached or semi-detached house, transportable house, terrace or town house, duplex, villa-home, strata or company title home unit or residential flat.) It includes any swimming pool or spa constructed for use in conjunction with a dwelling.
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