Home Building Act 1989 Sydney, NSW


The Home Building Act 1989 requires builders and tradespeople to be licensed for the work that they do, and to have proper contracts and insurance in place for most jobs.


The legislation available here provides a range of useful information to help you understand your rights and responsibilities when you build or renovate your home.


The office of Fair Trading NSW also provides specialist advice in relation to:

  • Preparing for building or renovating
  • Selecting a tradesperson or builder
  • The building process
  • Contracts
  • Home Building Compensation Fund
  • Insurance
  • Becoming an owner-builder
  • Building a pool
  • After you build or renovate
  • Resolving building disputes

Visit: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Tenants_and_home_owners/Home_building_and_renovating

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