Contracts

New Home Construction Contract

If you’re building a single house or duplex, we recommend using the QBCC New Home Construction Contract.

Builders must give homeowners a copy of a commencement notice before work starts.  The notice confirms the date the work is to commence and the date for practical completionthe signed and dated contract with plans, specifications, and a QBCC-approved contract information statement within 5 business days of entering the contract.

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Warning

As a consequence of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) ("the Act") which comes into effect as of 1 July, 2018, QBCC has amended all of its domestic building contracts, being the New Home Construction Contract' the Level 1 & Level 2 Renovation, Extension & Repair Contracts and the Natural Disaster Repairs Contract to better address a party's right to terminate the contract for reasons related to the insolvency of the other party to the contract. 

As the Act applies to all contracts entered after 1 July, 2018 QBCC is concerned to ensure any person entering a contract after that date uses the updated version of the Contract, to avoid certain existing clauses being deemed to be unenforceable by the Act.  If you currently have a copy of the older version of the above QBCC contracts and will not enter the relevant contract prior to 1 July, 2018, please discard the current contract and download an updated version listed above.

Consumers are reminded that the termination of any contract is a significant step which should not be taken without prior legal advice from an experienced lawyer.