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Contractors: Do your homework


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Do your homework[PDF 614 KB]

A contractor’s guide to rights and obligations when contracting with homeowners

About this document

  • Published on 7 March 2016
  • Of interest to Contractors, Nominated subcontractors, Designers
  • ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-98-851733-9 (Print) / ISBN: 978-1-98-851732-2 (Online)
  • 2nd edition


Consumer protection measures encourage a professional, no-surprises relationship between contractors and clients. If you’re doing residential building work, make sure you and your clients both know your rights and obligations. It should help your clients make informed decisions about building work.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: