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Home Building Act 1989 No 147
Historical version for 8 July 2016 to 24 October 2016 (accessed 23 February 2020 at 19:27) Current version
53 Improper conduct: nominated supervisors
(1) The holder of an endorsed contractor licence or a supervisor certificate who has control over the carrying out of residential building work or specialist work of any kind is guilty of improper conduct if:(a) the requirements applicable to the work made by or under this Act or any other Act are not complied with, or(b) a breach of a statutory warranty occurs in the course of doing that work, or(c) in the case of specialist work, the work is done otherwise than with due care and skill or faulty or unsuitable materials are used in the course of doing the work.(2) The holder of an endorsed contractor licence or a supervisor certificate is to be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to have control over the doing of all work for which the holder is a nominated supervisor.(3) It is a sufficient defence to a complaint that a holder has been guilty of improper conduct under this section if the holder proves to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the holder used all due diligence to prevent the occurrence of the improper conduct.