Owner Builder- Section 137 B

In Victoria, an owner-builder selling a house within 6 years and 6 months of completion is legally required to provide a defects report for the new owner.


If they are selling within 6 years* they will also require home warranty insurance (*Under some circumstances, the prescribed period for a report may be 7 years – Check with your Solicitor).


The defects report must be prepared by a prescribed building practitioner; BSS offers this reporting service and presents information that suits the needs of the insurers.

Our reports include:

  • A list of defects identified
  • Condition and status of incomplete works
  • Other observations

Often owner builders require these reports urgently and we can if necessary respond within 24-48 hours. Reports are available one to two days following the inspection.


Please contact us for a quotation.

Link to Download

Information Sheet – Owner Builder Reports (146Kb pdf)

Sample Report

BSS Owner Builder Information Sheet