Is that the old story where a few wreck it for everyone! What a pain!
Theoretically, if you - for example - want to put in a custom vanity, and you need to hire a plumber to put in the taps etc., and a chippy to build the vanity, you'd need a builders', or owner-builders', licence to supervise. Obviously, that's absurd, and people do that all the time.Is that the old story where a few wreck it for everyone! What a pain!
How do you get a certificate of occupancy at the end? My certifier's always required a copy of the building warranty insurance, which only a builder can get...
In Queensland, my reading is that a licence is required whenever works are being done by more than 1 subbie, or where the value of the work done personally (retail value) is more than $11,000. I imagine both apply in this instance.
You said you were doing the stumping yourselves for $7K as well, the retail value of that probably takes you over the cut-off. Then you said you were doing:The house is already built. House gets moved by one guy who has a building license. Then to hook up electric and plumbing is less than the $11000 cut off. Once it's on the block and hooked up to services the certifier signs it off.
Going to open up the kitchen, reopen the lounge room. Polish up the floors, new kitchen, reno bathrooms, etc... etc... etc... It's going to be a big reno.
You said you were doing the stumping yourselves for $7K as well, the retail value of that probably takes you over the cut-off. Then you said you were doing:
The cut-off is based on all the stages added together at retail value, and you have to include what you're paying for moving the house in the first place, as it's part of the overall "move and renovate" project. There's $33K for a start!
How do you get a Certificate of Occupancy at the end, once all the kitchen and flooring and everything else is complete? The certification you're talking about sounds like a form 16 for foundations and footings, but what about the form 21?
How do you get builders warranty insurance?
How do you get insurance for the construction phase (e.g. covering the place falling down on somebody while you're stumping, or somebody injuring themselves on the site during construction)?
Seriously, I know that I'm a stickler for the law but I really do care less about the legal technicalities than as to how you actually end up with all the paperwork that prevents you being exposed to a financial disaster, and allows you to sell/rent the property in future.
There are so many risks and obstacles!
I'm genuinely sorry you feel that way. I haven't found a way to do what you're doing, and am genuinely curious how you've been able to do it.I'm doing the right thing, by the book, with certification etc...
I'm genuinely sorry you feel that way. I haven't found a way to do what you're doing, and am genuinely curious how you've been able to do it.
If you're doing everything by the book, then why not share how you're able to do it? I'd be rapt to be wrong!
Looking forward to seeing pics - please do post, Tim.
Did they jack the low loader up? How far did it travel?
Pretty cool, was the neighbour hood all out for a geez?