Rules for previous owner builders
In most cases you can only have one owner builder permit every 6 years.
Exceptions to 6-year rule
We may issue a new permit in exceptional circumstances, such as:
- if either you, or a person you are living with, is suffering from a serious medical condition and the work to be carried out would help
- if either you, or a person you are living with, is suffering severe financial hardship and the work to be carried out would help.
How to apply for exemption
You can apply for an exemption from the 6-year rule.
If you are granted an exemption you will then need to apply through the standard process and provide a copy of your approval letter with your application.
You must provide supporting documentation outlining your exceptional circumstances.
What happens next?
Please allow 10 working days for us to process your exemption request. We will contact you via email or mail to let you know if your exemption has been approved.
Please make sure you provide a current email address and check it for updates from us.
If your exemption from the six-year ruling is approved you will then need to complete the standard application form and provide your approval letter with your application.