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Quick steps for contractors

If you’re a contractor doing residential building work, remember to follow these steps before, during and after each build.

 1. First meeting with homeowner 

  • Give checklist

2. When quoting

  • Give up-to-date disclosure statement

3. Awarded job 

4. Prepare and sign written contract

  • Make any further amendments to disclosure statement

  • Ensure contract meets all requirements

5. Check for building or resource consents (if required) 

6. Carry out building work

  • Provide homeowner and council with Record of Work (if required)

7. Provide post-build information

Give copies of any:

  • Insurance certificates
  • Guarantees or warranties
  • Maintenance information

8. Final payment 

9. Fix any defects 

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: