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Home Building Contracts Act

Author: Department of Commerce

The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (HBC Act) regulates contracts for any person undertaking home building or associated work for a home owner, including owner-builders. It excludes contracts between trades people/subcontractors and a builder, if the builder has a contract with the owner for the performance of the work.

The HBC Act applies to parties entering into a ‘home building work contract’, being a contract for the performance of ‘home building work’ or ‘associated work’, where the value of the fixed price contract is between $7,500 and $500,000.

For an overview of the HBC Act and further information visit the WA Department of Commerce site here.
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