You will require this approval if you intend to operate an approved fidelity fund scheme. Approved fidelity fund schemes issue fidelity certificates to builders. A fidelity certificate is an alternative form of insurance that builders can apply for instead of obtaining a residential work insurance (also known as housing indemnity insurance). Builders require this insurance / protection for:
- Construction of certain kinds of residence; and
- Certain alterations or additions to certain kinds of existing residence where the work is valued at over $12 000.
Fidelity insurance provides cover of up to $85 000 for incomplete or defective work in circumstances where the builder becomes insolvent, disappears or dies.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this approval you must:
- Create a trust and appoint a trustee deemed suitable for the position by the Agency;
- Detail the financial management of the scheme;
- Establish the scope of building work for which a fidelity certificate may be issued under the scheme;
- Create eligibility criteria for an application to be approved;
- Determine the process for application of claims under the scheme; and
- Provide information regarding how you will comply with any relevant prudential standards.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Approval of Fidelity Fund Scheme - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority
Building Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)
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