Residential Building Licences in NSW and other contractor licences are regulated by NSW Fair Trading and, for Residential Building Works, are governed by the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) [the HBAct].
It is important that if you are undertaking residential building works greater than $5,000 in value that you have a building licence as there are significant penalties that can result from undertaking unlicensed residential building work.
Below you will find a summary of Contractor licence classes, practical experience requirements, and qualifications, along with information around the mutual recognition systems in place for those that hold an interstate or New Zealand building licence who wish to operate in NSW.
Morrissey Law can assist and advise on various building and contractor licencing matters, including responding to Fair Trading and acting on your behalf in appealing licence revocations and appealing suspensions or refusals to renew a licence. In addition, we advise our clients on their obligations in respect of licencing and what is required of their employees.
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