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2 AUGUST 2010 – BUILDING WORK BY OWNER BUILDER

2 AUGUST 2010 – BUILDING WORK BY OWNER BUILDER

Q.Is an owner builder (or unlicensed builder) who is selling a property, on which building work has been done, required to give any notice to a Buyer of the property?

A. If the building work is done by a person who is not licensed to carry out that work (eg. an owner builder) within 6 years of the date of sale, the Seller must provide a written notice to the Buyer containing details of the Building work, in the prescribed form, prior to the signing of the Contract of Sale.

If a notice is not given, the Seller is deemed, by the Queensland Building Services Authority Act, to have given a contractual warranty to the Buyer, that the work was carried out properly.

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