What is a building warrant of fitness?
A building warrant of fitness (Form 12) is a statement issued by the building owner to Council stating that the requirements of the compliance schedule have been fully met.
The building warrant of fitness (BWOF) must have attached to it all certificates of compliance issued by the Independent Qualified Persons (IQP) or Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). These documents must be issued in the prescribed form (Form 12A) and certify that the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures stated in the compliance schedule, have been fully complied with during the previous 12 months.
The BWOF must be re-issued to Council on the anniversary of the issue of the compliance schedule (every 12 months) for the life of the building.