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Contents

Long Title

Part I Preliminary

Part II Control of Building Works

Part III INSTALLATION AND RETROFITTING WORKS RELATING TO AIR-CONDITIONING UNITS

Part IV Dangerous Buildings

Part V Inspection of Buildings

Part VI Miscellaneous

THE SCHEDULE Building Works Which Do Not Require Approval of Plans of Building Works or A Permit to Carry Out Building Works

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Appointment and duties of builders
11.
—(1)  Every person for whom building works are to be carried out shall appoint a builder in respect thereof.
(2)  If any builder appointed in respect of building works becomes unwilling to act or unable, whether by reason of the termination of his appointment or for any other reason, to carry out his duties under subsection (4) —
(a)
the builder shall, within 14 days of his ceasing to carry out his duties, notify the Commissioner of Building Control of that fact; and
(b)
the person for whom building works are to be or are being carried out shall appoint another builder in his place.
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(3)  Where the person for whom building works are to be or are being carried out appoints another builder under subsection (2)(b), he shall within 7 days thereafter, notify the Commissioner of Building Control of the appointment.
(4)  A builder undertaking any building works shall —
(a)
ensure that the building works are carried out in accordance with the plans of the building works supplied to him in accordance with section 9(3)(g) by a qualified person and with any term or condition imposed by the Commissioner of Building Control in accordance with the provisions of this Act and, subject to section 14, the building regulations;
(b)
notify the Commissioner of Building Control of any contravention of the provisions of this Act or the building regulations in connection with those building works;
(c)
keep at the premises on which the building works are carried out all plans of those building works supplied to him in accordance with section 9(3)(g) by a qualified person; and
(d)
within 7 days of the completion of the building works, certify that the new building has been erected or the building works have been carried out in accordance with the provisions of this Act and, subject to section 14, the building regulations and shall within that period deliver such certificate to the Commissioner of Building Control.
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(5)  Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (4)(a) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
(6)  Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (4)(b) or (c) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $500 for every day during which the offence continues after conviction.
(7)  It shall be a defence in any prosecution for a contravention of or non-compliance with subsection (4)(b) for the person charged to prove to the satisfaction of the court that he did not know nor could reasonably have discovered the contravention or non-compliance referred to in the charge.
(8)  Any person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (2)(a), (3) or (4)(d) shall be guilty of an offence.