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Estimating and Quoting

Post by Painters Institute » Tue May 07, 2013 3:15 pm

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Changes to Home Building Contracts in QLD

Post by daniel.wurm » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:11 am


The Queensland Building and Construction Commission Amendment Bill recently passed

As a consequence, in 2015 there will some major changes to domestic building contract laws,
including the form and content of contracts required to be used with home owners.
While the Government has not yet confirmed a precise date that the changes will take effect, NIPD
expects that they will commence at some stage during the first 3 months of 2015.

The following is a summary of key changes impacting upon licensed painters in QLD:

1) Practical completion
Homeowners will need to receive a defects document detailing minor omissions or
defects for practical completion of the works to be achieved.

2) Different contracts
Different contract rules and requirements will apply depending on the value of work.
This is similar to current laws in NSW. There will now be 2 levels:
 Level 1 regulated contracts refers to works valued at more than $3,300 and
under $20,000; and
 Level 2 regulated contracts refer to works valued at $20,000 or more.

3) Cost plus contracts
The strict restrictions on the use cost plus contracts have been lifted however there
are still legislative requirements to comply with.

4) Defect periods
The non-structural defects (previously known as category 2 defects) liability period
has been extended to 12 months instead of 6 months (new QBCC Rectification of
Building Work Policy was effective for all new contracts entered into from 10 October
Homeowners may be able to apply for a breach of statutory warranties even if these
periods have passed so long as the defect became apparent within the last 6 months of
the warranty period.

5) Homeowner to provide painter with access to rectify defects
A homeowner may be barred from claiming a breach of the statutory warranties if
they do not provide you with reasonable access to attend to defects.

6) New progress payment rules
Prescribed progress stages and percentages have been removed from the Act
(although they may still end up in Regulations).As a rule however painters will still
only be able to claim moneys where:
 the claim relates directly to the progress of the works on the building site; and
 the claim is proportionate to the value of the works it relates to;

7) Variations
You will be able to carry out and seek payment for variations provided the
homeowner agrees to the variation works in writing. This addresses a substantial
industry issue, where a ‘signature’ is required in order for a variation to be
enforceable. Strict requirements however still apply as to what needs to be contained
within a variation document.

In the meantime it is important to note that these changes are not yet in effect, so you will need to
continue to comply with the existing rules under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000.

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