Legislation and regulations

There are some important pieces of law underlying the LBP scheme. You can find some information and links to them on this page.


The LBP scheme is provided for by the Building Act 2004. The Act sets out a framework for most building regulation in New Zealand, but Part 4 of the Act specifically relates to the LBP Scheme.

Read the Building Act 2004:

These are the specific parts of the Act that apply:

Licensing, complaints and appeals

Read the procedure for licensing:

Read the Building Practitioners Board Procedures for complaints and appeals: