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Master Builders advises that changes to the Home Building Regulation have occurred with the making of the Home Building Regulation 2014 and also Proclamation for the commencement of the Home Building Act 2014.
The Home Building Regulation 2004 will be repealed upon commencement of the new Regulation 2014.
These legislative changes are the culmination of a long period of lobbying by Master Builders and will introduce measures which provide greater clarity and balance to the legislation.
The changes will commence in two stages, with changes to licensing, owner-builders, home warranty insurance, defects, statutory warranties and dispute resolution to commence from the 15th January 2015. Changes to contracts will commence from 1 March 2015 to allow for the changes to be reflected in standard form contract documents.
Some of the major changes commencing on the 15th January are:
The following changes will commence on the 1st March 2015:
A full report of the changes made by the amendment Act and Regulations 2014 will be provided in the first 2015 edition of Master Builder magazine.
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