Department of Justice
If you have engaged a builder to build or renovate your home, your Builder must give you a guide telling you about the Housing Indemnity Act 1992. This guide has important information on your rights.
Building Standards and Occupational Licensing may assist you with information and in some cases help you resolve the issue with your Building Practioner. If you wish to use this service contact our Dispute Resolution and Compliance unit.
Our process cannot be used to resolve contractual disputes. You should talk to a legal practitioner if you need help with your contract.
A person who uses an accredited Building Practitioner for building work, or associated building work within Tasmania, has the right to expect a practitioner to conduct themselves in a professional manner. The Code of Conduct, contained within The Scheme for Accreditation of Building Practitioners July 2008 (pdf, 483.2 KB) , sets out the standard of conduct.
It is important that you contact us and discuss your complaint with Building Standards and Occupational Licensing Dispute Resolution and Compliance staff before you lodge a complaint about a building practitioner.
In Tasmania a person who does building or construction work, or supplies goods or services for building or construction work, has a legal right to recover progress payments for work done and goods and services supplied.
This is known as Security of Payment.