A building warrant of fitness (BWoF) is a building owner’s annual statement confirming the specified systems in the compliance schedule for their building have been maintained and checked for the previous 12 months, in accordance with the compliance schedule.
A compliance schedule lists the specified systems within a building and the procedures required to keep them in good working order, helping to ensure the building is safe and healthy for people to enter, occupy or work in.
Once a compliance schedule and if applicable a compliance schedule statement has been issued usually at the same time as a code compliance certificate. After 12 months the compliance schedule statement has expired and the owner is then required to make annual returns (provide a Building Warrant of Fitness and Form 12As certificates of compliance).
Some important requirements taken from the Building Act 2004 include:
Check the links below for more information about building warrants of fitness and compliance schedules.