Information for Owner-Builders
information for owner-builder
Each licensed contractor (builder, tradesperson or project manager) who contracts directly with an owner-builder to undertake residential building work must provide insurance under the HBCF where the total contract sum exceeds $20,000 (including material supplied by the contractor).
The certificate of insurance should be provided to the owner-builder by the licensed contractor before taking any money under the contract and before starting any work.
References on this website to builders and building work include and apply to work undertaken by trade contractors and other building contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, swimming pool builders etc.