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    Default Anyone familiar with building regs that can assist me with a query??

    Not sure if this is the right area but...

    We recently had a shed built by a registered builder. The builder has attached his large business sign to the front fence of our property 3mths ago. We thought it was a bit cheeky as he hadn't asked our permission but we didn't think much more of it. However, weeks ago we had a towns person ask us about the sign as to whether the builder had asked our permission and then again last week a friend asked us about it and advised that the builder should have asked our permission and had we gave our permission the builder should be paying us a fee for advertising his business on our property. So it got us wondering if this is in fact right. I can't find any info about it on the net so hopefully someone may know.

    Now we think about it when having roller shutters installed on another property some time ago the business asked if they could erect their business sign out the front and they would give us a discount on the roller shutters. Guess this is the same thing!

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    Default Anyone familiar with building regs that can assist me with a query??

    Hi there,

    I work with construction contracts in WA and can't recall any legislation which would cover this specifically, however a starting place would be the 'Home building contracts act 1991' which governs the building of sheds as well.

    Have you read the contract you signed with them thoroughly? Their terms and conditions might have this as standard.

    If you aren't happy with it there, I would simply remove it. It's on your fence.

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    Construction contracts often have signage clauses. Check first as you may have agreed to this.

    Also there is a difference between a registered builder and someone installing shutters. A registered builder usually is required to erect a sign on the front of the property which discloses its builders registration number so it can be viewed by inspectors at any time. We renovated last year in a main road in Melbourne and both the builder and architect erected signs on the outside of the property. I didn't have a problem with it. They were up for about 6 months.


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