Home Warranty Insurance in Western Australia
Home Warranty Insurance, or Home Indemnity Insurance as it is referred to in WA, covers the homeowner (and subsequent owners) for completion of the building work and loss of deposit should the builder die, disappear or become insolvent within 6 years from the date of practical completion of a new home.
As from 2 July 2007, all residential building work valued over $20,000 must be covered by Home Indemnity Insurance. It is compulsory for registered building contractors to take out a Home Indemnity Insurance policy before accepting any payment or obtaining a building licence or permit from the local government. The home owner must also be given a copy of the insurance certificate.
Visit www.commerce.wa.gov.au for more information.
MBAIS has many years experience in dealing with the underwriters of Home Indemnity Insurance in Australia and has a designated team that are well placed to assist both new and existing builders through the eligibility and review processes.
Providing protection for your valued customers.
When is Home Warranty Insurance compulsory?
Home Warranty Insurance is a statutory product, compulsory under relevant building legislation in most states for builders carrying out residential building work.
Insurance must be purchased when the value of the work being done is:
Cover only applies when a builder dies, disappears or becomes insolvent.