LBP Registrar update (Codewords 90)

Posted: 30 May 2019

Welcome to another issue of LBP Knowledge.

The consultation on proposed building sector reforms is underway and you've got until the 16th of June to have your say. Significant changes that aim to address long-standing problems in the sector are being proposed, and your feedback is important. It's a vital part of the process as we work to improve on the issues raised during our discussions with key stakeholders in 2018.

In this edition of Codewords, our first article completes the two-part series on labour-only contracts. The first part discussed the difference between liability and accountability and how this applies to building consents. This time, we look at an LBP's responsibility to provide accurate Records of Work (ROW) and produce quality work, and what can happen if you don't.

Our second article provides guidance on what to do with your licence if you have to take time off work for reasons outside of your control. There have been a number of enquiries over the recent months from licensees who have been hit by serious health issues. Many of them had come to us after their options had expired. Although we worked hard to try and find a solution for them, the process is much easier if LBPs let us know of their situation before their licence expires. We want you all to be fully aware of the process and the options available to you.

Thanks for reading, until next time.

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