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Quiz answers: Housing contract now free

Correct answers are in bold text.


1. When did it become mandatory for building contractors to provide a written contract for work that costs $30,000 (including GST) or more?

a. 1 January 2004
b. 1 January 2015
c. 1 January 2012

2. Who is responsible for ensuring there is a written contract for work that costs $30,000 (including GST) or more?

a. The client
b. The local council
c. The building contractor (which might be you as the LBP)

3. Where can you download NZS 3902:2004 free of charge?

a. From the LBP website
b. From the New Zealand Standards website
c. From the Building Performance website

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