Building (Residential Consumer Rights and Remedies) Regulations 2014

  • Corrections have been made to Schedule 2 on 27 January 2017 under section 25(1)(d) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2015, are the Building (Residential Consumer Rights and Remedies) Regulations 2014. For the purposes of Part 4A of the Building Act 2004 (the Act), which concerns consumer rights and remedies in relation to residential building work, these regulations prescribe—

  • the minimum price for residential building contracts for building work that must be in writing, must be dated, and must contain certain minimum content:

  • a checklist and certain disclosure information that must be provided by a building contractor to a client—

    • if the client requests it; or

    • if the building work is for not less than the prescribed minimum price:

  • minimum content for residential building contracts for not less than the prescribed minimum price:

  • implied terms for residential building contracts for not less than the prescribed minimum price where the contract does not contain the prescribed minimum content:

  • information and documentation that must be provided by a building contractor to a client on the completion of building work.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced regulatory impact statements in July and November 2010 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.