Homeowners can use a new online tool to check their contractor’s Home Building Compensation Fund insurance cover, protecting them against incomplete or defective building work.
HBC Check enables homeowners to independently verify online if any building or renovation work over $20,000 has a valid insurance certificate.
Homeowners will also be able to verify a project’s insurance certificate number and issue date, name of builder and their licence number, and the nature of their work.
NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the online tool provides homeowners, prospective buyers, sellers, councils and conveyancers with a bird’s-eye view of construction activity across NSW.
“NSW is experiencing a building boom, so it is critical that all relevant stakeholders are empowered to protect themselves against dodgy builders,” Mr Dominello said.
Source: NSW Government