GLOSSARY TERM  
  Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  An Act concerning the residential building industry and certain specialist work (eg plumbing) which deals with:

(a) the licensing and discipline of persons who undertake residential building and certain specialist works;

(b) contractual provisions required for any residential building and certain specialist works (including mandatory warranties to be provided by the person undertaking those works);

(c) the resolution of disputes (including referral to the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal);

(d) mandatory insurance in relation to residential building and certain specialist works; and

(e) the investigative and other powers of the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading.