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Fair Trading contracts 

We recommend our plain English home building contracts, which cover all types of residential building work. These clearly list your rights and responsibilities and those of the builder or tradesperson.

You can download these home building contracts in PDF format for free.

NOTE: The Home Building Act 1989 no longer requires contracts for work valued under $5,000 (including labour and materials), although it is recommended to have a written agreement.

Alternatively, your builder or tradesperson may wish to use their own contract or one purchased from an industry association. This is fine, as long as the contract for residential building work worth more than $20,000 contains:

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