Home owners can apply for a hearing where they have a dispute with builders, sub-contractors, insurers, engineers, draftspeople or architects.
Builders can apply for a hearing where they have a dispute with home owners, other builders, sub-contractors, insurers, engineers, draftspeople or architects.
The Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 refers to the following as domestic building work -
- the erection or construction of a home, including any associated work, such as that set out below in 3
- the renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a home
- any work such as landscaping, paving, or the erection or construction of retaining structures, driveways, fencing, garages, workshops, swimming pools or spas that is to be carried out in conjunction with the renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a home
- the demolition or removal of a home
- any work associated with the construction or erection of a building on land that is zoned for residential purposes under a planning scheme under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and in respect of which a building permit is required under the Building Act 1993
- any site work related to work in 1 to 5
- the preparation of plans or specifications for the carrying out of work referred to in 1 to 6
- any work that the regulations state is building work for the purposes of the Act.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Victoria)
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