If you’re a homeowner doing building or renovating that will cost $30,000 or more (including GST), you must have a written contract with your building contractor.
Even if the work costs less than $30,000, it’s a good idea to always have a written contract so that you are legally protected and know what you’re paying for
This is a 'plain English' standard building contract, for use between property owners and the contractors who will build their house or undertake alterations or other building work of a simple nature. It sets out the rights and responsibilities for all parties, and is intended to be fair and easily understood, and it.
Date published: 05/10/2004
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