An owner builder is a person who constructs or renovates a home on their land, who is not in the building industry. An owner builder cannot construct units.
Regulations apply and owner builders must obtain a Certificate of Consent from the Building Practitioners Board in order to get a building permit to carry out any domestic building work over the value of $12,000.
Owners who intend to apply for a building permit as an owner builder must provide their building surveyor with a Certificate of Consent. A building permit will not be issued unless this is presented.
Owner builders are restricted to obtaining a permit for a single dwelling and associated works on a single property, in any three year period.
Visit the Building Commission website or Consumer Affairs for more detailed information and advice about being an owner builder.
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