Owner Builder Home Warranty - Victoria
AOBIS is Victoria’s Home Warranty centre. Our size is a reflection of our skill and expertise in this ‘specialist’ area of insurance. As underwriters with many years of Home Warranty experience we know a thing or two about the issues and safeguards. What we know will assist (you), the Owner Builder protect their long term Warranty obligations. Home Warranty is not difficult but it can be complex, so expertise is the key. But also getting the right advice and just any advice will secure peace of mind.
AOBIS is Home Warranty Victoria central – the process is simple and straightforward so Owner Builders don’t need to tear up forests of paper work to meet statutory requirements.
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- Download and complete the Home Warranty Application Form (link from downloads)
- Attach the following documents:
- Owner Building Permit
- Building Permit
- Final / occupancy certificate
- Defects Reports (current)
- Send your Application Form complete with the abovenoted supporting documents to AOBIS
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- Post code of Owner Builder property to be sold
- Value of works
- Building permit date
- Final / occupancy date
Home Warranty Insurance Background
When selling a property that has been owner built or renovated you may require Home Warranty insurance if:
- It’s a domestic building project and the value of work exceeded $12,000
- The construction works were ‘completed’ within the last six years of the proposed sale date. Completion date is the date of issue of the Occupancy Permit (for new dwellings) or the Certificate of Final Inspection (for additions/renovations etc). Where an Occupancy Permit or Certificate of Final Inspection is not issued, or is not required to be issued, the ‘prescribed period’ is seven years from the issue of the building permit, or if a building permit is not issued, six years from the commencement of the works.
Owner Builders must obtain Home Warranty Insurance prior to entering into a contract to sell the property. It is not possible to include a conditional clause in the contract of sale.
It is therefore critical that a Home Warranty Policy is put in place prior to signing the contract of sale. The policy does not commence until the contract of sale is signed.
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