Changes to Certification Contracts

From July 1 2020, a new Building and Development Certifiers Act was legislated in NSW.

There are two main changes to be aware of:

  • Cl.30, B&DC Reg: A contract must include a declaration by the person for whom the certification work is to be carried out confirming that the person:
    • i. has freely chosen to engage the particular certifier, and
    • ii. has read the contract and any document accompanying the contract and understands the roles and responsibilities of the person and the registered certifier.
  • Cl.31, B&DC Reg: A contract must be accompanied by any applicable document published by Fair Trading  about the role and obligations of certifiers, the applicant’s role, and information available on the online  register of certifiers. 

Additional information will be published when available.