The owner of the land or property plays a central role in the building process. This includes communicating with the builder, checking the progress of the building work, and requirements outlined in the building contract such as making payments.
The owner must appoint a building surveyor and ensure the required permits are obtained (unless another person has signed authorisation to do so on their behalf). They must give the builder reasonable access to their property so they can carry out work. They must provide the builder any items and materials they have agreed to supply and make scheduled payments on time.
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