Homeowners and consumers
If you are building or renovating, it is likely you will be affected by the Building Act. As the homeowner, it is important you make sure work on your property is done in accordance with the law. It must be done to a good standard for your protection, and to protect people who buy your property in the future.
This section gives you essential information about your rights and responsibilities as you build or renovate. It tells you what you need to do at each step to ensure your building project is done legally, which will help avoid potentially costly mistakes or delays. It also explains how the law will protect you if things don't go to plan.
The Building Act and you: