HSC check – is your building contractor insured?
Whether your builder or contractor takes out a Home Building Compensation policy can be critical.
Therefore Fair Trading’s recent launch of a brand new online search facility called “HBC Check” is very welcome to home-owners and industry participants alike.
This tool supplements the existing suite of consumer focused search facilities available at Fair Trading’s website.
“NSW is experiencing a building boom, so it is critical that all relevant stakeholders are empowered to protect themselves against dodgy builders. HBC Check also protects licensed builders and tradespeople against unfair competition and weeds out unscrupulous operators.” – Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello
Specifically it enables the verification of whether Home Building Compensation cover has indeed been taken out on residential building projects with a value exceeding $20,000 as required by the Home Building Act 1989.
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