The developer of a strata scheme must not appoint a building inspector to inspect building work for the scheme if the building inspector is, or was at any time in the 2 years immediately before the appointment, connected with the developer.Maximum penalty—200 penalty units.
In addition to the circumstances set out in section 7, a building inspector is with a developer if the inspector—
has been involved in the design or any aspect of the construction or certification of the building work or any part of the building work to be reported on, or
is connected with any person who has been so involved, or
has a pecuniary interest in any aspect of the building work.
A building inspector is not connected with a developer merely because the inspector has been or is appointed by the developer to carry out a report under this Part on other building work.
A person who is connected with a developer of a strata scheme and who is proposed for appointment as a building inspector under this Part in connection with that scheme must give written notice of the connection to the person making or arranging the appointment, and to the owners corporation before the appointment.Maximum penalty—100 penalty units.