Posted: 3 December 2019
With the first changes of the building law reforms expected to come into effect in mid-2020, now is a good time to refresh your knowledge on roles and responsibilities across the building sector.
For homeowners and commercial property owners, understanding your rights and obligations helps you to avoid potentially costly mistakes or delays, and will ensure your property is safe, healthy and durable.
For builders, designers and tradespeople, knowing your obligations helps you to avoid disputes and reduces the likelihood of rework being required. It will also ensure you don’t infringe against the Building Act or risk disciplinary action from your professional body.
Refresh your knowledge
Our Building Performance website provides a range of information to help you understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the building process. This includes:
- an overview of rights and obligations in the building process
- procedure for requesting product substitutions and variations to a building consent
- information to help builders and homeowners plan, consent, build, and complete a project
- guidance on when building work requires a building consent
- guidance on resolving problems or disputes that may arise.