Melbourne Owner Builder 137B Report


Owner Builder (137b) Report

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the Building Act, it is an offence for an Owner Builder to sell a building within 6.5 years without a Owner Builder 137b Report.

This includes properties with a building permit issued to owner builders for new homes, renovations, alterations and additions.

Bullas Building Consultants can conduct an Owner Builder/137b Report, which are required to comply with the Building Act and placed in your Section 32 and Warranty Insurance providers requirements.

We are not only approved by the Department of Fair Trades and Government Gazette to carry out Owner Builder Inspections for these departments, but also for major lending institutions. Most of which require this report before loans can be approved.

Bullas Building Consultants can arrange Owner Builder Insurance 137b Reports usually within 24 hours, so both Section 32 and Insurance are in place as quickly as possible.

OWNER BUILDER (137b) REPORT & INSPECTION

Unlike a standard mandatory inspection, as part of a Building Permit, a specialised 137b Owner Builder Defects Report also details non-structural and cosmetic building elements. Please refer to the Special Government Gazette (14/05/1996) for more information. We often find overlooked defects from previous Inspectors such as.

Ground level under house lower than the external paving and/or landscaping
Insufficient freeboard to floor slab
Insufficient clearance under windows
Incorrect, missing or unsealed Vertical Articulation Joints.
No safety glass
Scoring of metal valley flashings
Non compliance of stairs
Sticking windows and doors.

IMPORTANT

This report does not place any legal obligation on the Owner Builder to rectify defects or complete unfinished works. However an insurer may refuse cover for certain defects or at all. The list of defects in the Report means that those items are not covered by Warranty Insurance.This offers protection to the Owner Builder against future claims.

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