Home building protection

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This consultation is now closed. Thankyou for your interest.

Outcomes for this engagement

Have Your SAy on South Australia’s Home Building Protection which is currently being reviewed. The review aims to identify the best ways to protect families and individuals who are building and renovating their homes.

Home Building Protection

Building or renovating a home is often one of the most significant financial and emotional investments families and individuals make in their lifetime. As a healthy home building industry is integral to a healthy economy, South Australia has a number of home building protections in place that aim to

About

This consultation is now closed. Thankyou for your interest.

Outcomes for this engagement

Have Your SAy on South Australia’s Home Building Protection which is currently being reviewed. The review aims to identify the best ways to protect families and individuals who are building and renovating their homes.

Home Building Protection

Building or renovating a home is often one of the most significant financial and emotional investments families and individuals make in their lifetime. As a healthy home building industry is integral to a healthy economy, South Australia has a number of home building protections in place that aim to act as a safety net for families and individuals that covers them before, during and after the building process, and which ultimately seek to encourage a fair and robust building industry.

Building indemnity insurance is one such Home Building Protection. It provides familes and individuals with the opportunity to access compensation should their builder die, disappear or become insolvent before the building is completed and, in the case of defective work, up to five years after completion. Other home building protections include the regulations surrounding the licensing and supervision of builders and building work, the requirements for building work contracts, the dispute resolution process and consumer education and awareness.

A consultation paper, 'Home Building Protection Review' has been prepared and can be downloaded here (PDF. 564KB).

Frequently Asked Questions

To find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this review download the factsheet here (PDF. 237KB)

Have your say

To have your say, sign up and share your ideas in the forum below.

If you would like to provide a more detailed response to the consultation paper, or if you would like to make a confidential submission, please forward your responses to HBPReview@sa.gov.au

Submissions by post can be sent to the following address:

Attention: Home Building Protection
South Australian Government Financing Authority
GPO Box 1045
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Or alternatively by fax: +61 8 81151366


Consultation has concluded
  • Outcome

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    This engagement has closed - thanks for your interest.

    In January 2014, the Government of South Australia released the Home Building Protection Review consultation paper seeking feedback and ideas about South Australia’s current home building protections and how they may be enhanced.

    Building indemnity insurance is one such home building protection. It provides families and individuals with the opportunity to access compensation should their builder die, disappear or become insolvent before the building work is completed and, in the case of defective work, for up to five years after completion. Other home building protections include the regulations surrounding the licensing and supervision of builders and building work, the requirements for building work contracts, the dispute resolution process and consumer education and awareness.

    The consultation process was part of a broader review of home building protections currently being undertaken as a result of the withdrawal of private insurers from the building indemnity insurance market in 2013. The objective of the review is to identify and implement a long term solution for building indemnity insurance and to ensure that South Australia’s home building protections meet the needs of consumers and builders. The enhanced home building protection framework is anticipated to be finalised in 2015.

    You may download a summary of the responses received to the Home Building Protection Review consultation paper (PDF 1.8 MB).

    The summary of responses should be read in conjunction with the original consultation paper (PDF 564 KB).