Latent Defects for Owner Builders

Why do I need Latent Defects Insurance, my tradies will do a good job? You became an Owner Builder to save money and have the home you wanted. Correct! And Yes, your tradies, on the surfaces will do a good job but what about in 5 – 10 years? It may take years for a structural defect to appear but …

Why Banks and Financial Institutions lending money for building must ensure developers and owners have Latent Defect Insurance before starting.

As the recent Structural Defects that caused the evacuation of the Opal Tower highlighted the problems in the building industry, residents were unable to live in their apartment for months. When a Structural Defect occurs and there is no insurance to rectify the problem, the sales value of the apartments and the equity that the bank or financial institution are …

Owner Builders Bundle and Save $250 on your Building Insurance

Stories abound of owner builders who took short cuts when it came to insurance when building and lived to rue the day!! For a start, if you under insure when buying Construction and Public Liability Insurance, you will only receive a portion of the payout you expect if you make a claim. If you sell your home and a Structural …

What insurance is out there to protect me? Structural Defects Insurance

Builders constantly asked us this question, as they are very concerned that if a Structural Defect occurs in 5,8,10 years after completion of the project and they may have retired, they will be sued!! 10-year Latent (Structural) Defects Insurance answers this problem for builders. It is the nature of construction projects that faults and defects caused by failures in design, …

6 reasons why the smart Owner Builders have Latent Defects Insurance

You don’t have to be Einstein to understand that on building sites things can go wrong and especially you being an owner builder and not skilled in or present when the slab is poured, the frame and roof and built, the waterproofing done, correctly. This is why Owner Builder Latent Structural Defect Insurance is vitally important for you, the Owner …

Why Owner Builder’s Latent Defects Insurance is vital!

If you used a builder to build your home and a structural defect arouse e.g. roof sags, you could be waiting for over 3 years for the builder to fix the problem. Luckily for you, you have owner built, so if a structural defect surfaces. E.g. · Waterproofing failure, causing floor and timber rot and warping · Roof, not adequately …

How to Effectively Resolve Building Disputes

A building disputes can be a stressful event for both the builder and homeowner. When it gets worse, it could be emotionally and financially draining for both parties. Solving your building disputes effectively will prevent your problem from escalating to a worst-case scenario. The sooner you get the solve your dispute, the faster it takes to resume construction or get …

Illegal building works can be costly!

One of the great fallacies of the building industry is that when you are doing ‘maintenance’ or adding on a deck or changing a window to a door etc (a) you don’t need a permit and (b) you are a renovator. Firstly, you need to check with a local Building Surveyor to see if you do need a building permit …

Public Liability Insurance

Is Owner Builder Insurance a grudge purchase? – Part 2

Following on from Part 1, outlined below are more questions you need to be comfortable with prior to purchasing a policy. If you are renovating… Thinking your Home and Contents insurer will cover you when renovating. Most home and contents policies limit or exclude cover when a homeowner undertakes a renovation. In all circumstances you must check with your home …

Public Liability Insurance

Don’t fear Owner Builder Public Liability Insurance – Part 1

Don’t fear Public Liability Insurance, just make sure you are prepared! As an Owner Builder about to commence your new home or renovation and concerned about costs and where in the building process you can save money. Do NOT save money on Public Liability Insurance. Owner Builder Insurance is to protect you and your family from an event that “It …