Unless stated otherwise, the fee provided in the quotation includes the assessment of plans for compliance against relevant building codes, property searches and one final inspection. Approved documents will be submitted to council and emailed to applicant.
Unless stated otherwise, the following applications have not been included in this fee proposal as we have not assessed the proposed work. Once The Building Approval Company is engaged our Building Certifiers will conduct a thorough assessment and provide you with an update on any additional requirements that may be required:
Please note if your proposal requires the above council applications, The Building Approval Company will charge $355.00 to prepare and lodge each council application apart from town planning applications. However, you may wish to lodge these applications yourself.
Additional fees that may be required
Please note all fees listed below include GST
Although inspection times cannot be specified, we can offer a call 30 minutes prior to our arrival on request. Inspections are completed on weekdays only. All inspections are allocated up to 30 mins of The Building Approval Company’s time onsite, up to 30 mins in the office to review documents and complete correspondence. Should additional time be required, the client will be invoiced $82.50 (Inc. GST) per 15 min increments.
Please ensure the plans submitted for the building application are the final construction drawings. Plans are to be of a good quality, clearly showing all new proposed and existing structures on the property. Plans must indicate lot size dimensions, distances from boundaries, be to scale (e.g. site plan 1:200 and elevations/floor plans 1:100). Plans should be drawn by a licensed builder, designer, architect, and/or engineer. Additional fees may apply for variations to the plans once the assessment process has commenced.
These fees are based on a registered engineer providing a form 15 structural design certificate for new dwellings and alterations and additions over 50m2.
The Building Approval Company will aim to have your plans assessed within 5 business days.
Further and in addition to the terms set out in this Agreement, the Client acknowledges that:
The Building Approval Company and the Client agree as follows:
6.1 The Building Approval Company will provide the following Services to the Client:
6.2 The Client acknowledges and agrees that:
6.3 The Building Approval Company will promptly give written notice to the Client if and to the extent The Building Approval Company becomes aware that any document or other information provided by the Client is ambiguous, inaccurate, or otherwise insufficient to enable The Building Approval Company to carry out the Services.
6.4 When on the site, the Certifier, will comply with all directions, procedures and policies relation to occupational health, safety and security requirements relating to the Site.
6.5 The Client acknowledges and agrees that:
6.6 The Building Approval Company shall not be liable to the Client or Owner for any loss or damage, whether direct or consequential, arising out of or in connection with any delays in the performance of the Services.
7.1 The Client shall:
7.2 The Client may give a direction to The Building Approval Company verbally, but the Client must confirm the direction in writing as soon as practicable thereafter.
7.3 If the Client is not the Owner, the Client:
8.1 The total agreed fee payable by the Client to The Building Approval Company for the provision of the Services by The Building Approval Company is the amount set out in the Fee Proposal. (“Services Fee”).
8.2 The Client shall pay The Building Approval Company the Services Fee prior to The Building Approval Company commencement of processing the application unless on an agreed payment system.
Where The Building Approval Company performs additional work performed as a result of a direction issued by the Client, The Building Approval Company shall be entitled to payment from the Client for those additional works. Unless otherwise agreed, the amount payable for such additional works performed by The Building Approval Company is to be calculated by multiplying The Building Approval Company hourly rate ($330.00 including GST for certifier and $110.00 including GST for admin officer) by the time worked. Any variation to the Services Fee payable to The Building Approval Company in accordance with this clause shall be payable by the Client within 7 days of invoice issued by Code Blue Certifiers Pty Ltd t/as The Building Approval Company [ABN60 614 946 888], and prior to The Building Approval Company commencing the additional works.
8.3 The Services Fee does not include fees payable by The Building Approval Company to local government and referral agencies in the performance of the Services, which fees shall be payable by the Client within 7 days of invoice issued by The Building Approval Company. The fees are to be charged at the actual cost to The Building Approval Company.
8.4 If any moneys due and payable to The Building Approval Company remain unpaid after the due date, then interest shall be payable thereon at a rate of 15% PA from the due date to the date the moneys are paid.
8.5 The Services Fee contains an allowance for the Final Inspection and any other inspections in the Fee Proposal notes, which notes form part of the Fee Proposal.
8.6 The costs of inspections of stages of the works completed by competent persons, such as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland or Licensed Surveyor, are not covered by the Services Fee and the Client is responsible for paying for the services of those persons, prior to their engagement.
8.7 The Client acknowledges that section 146 of the Building Act 1975 provides for The Building Approval Company being paid the Services Fee agreed under this Agreement despite The Building Approval Company refusing to approve a development application, issue a development approval or certify building work.
9.1 The Building Approval Company may at any time discontinue its engagement with the Client by giving written notice of the discontinuance to the Client in the approved form as provided by the Building Act 1975.
9.2 In the event that The Building Approval Company discontinues its engagement with the Client by providing the notice in clause 4.1 above, The Building Approval Company will deliver a copy of the notice of discontinuance to the local government within five (5) business days after such notice has been delivered to the Client.
9.3 The Client is not entitled to discontinue The Building Approval Company engagement under this Agreement in accordance with the provisions of the Building Act 1975 unless and until:
9.4 The Building Approval Company will deliver a copy of the notice of discontinuance to the local government on behalf of the Client within five (5) business days after being provided with same.
9.5 The Client agrees that at The Building Approval Company’s sole discretion, The Building Approval Company may also deliver a copy of the Show Cause Notice to the local government in conjunction with or in addition to the notice of discontinuance on behalf of the Client.
9.6 In the event of termination any fees held by the certifier shall be applied to outlays and services rendered up to the date of termination.
9.7 In the event the application lapses under Part 7 of the Building Act 1975, this contract will also lapse.
9.8 Any enforcement action required or imposed by any Act, Regulation or other statutory instrument will be charged at the hourly rate of $330+GST.
Applicable Refunds if a job is cancelled or disengaged:
11.1 The Building Approval Company liability to the Client arising out of the performance or non-performance of the Services, whether under the law of contract, tort or otherwise, shall be limited to the total value of the fees payable by the Client pursuant to this Agreement.
11.2 The Building Approval Company shall use its best endeavours to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information provided by the Client to The Building Approval Company pursuant to this Agreement.
11.3 The laws of Queensland apply to this Agreement.
11.4 If any provision of this Agreement is illegal, void, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, all other provisions which are self-sustaining and capable of separate enforcement shall, to the maximum extent permitted by law, be and continue to be valid and enforceable.