Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme

Support payments for Porter Davis Home customers and affected customers of other liquidated builders.

The Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme has now closed.

The information provided below is for reference only.

Applications for the Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme closed on 29 January 2024.

Customers of Eligible Liquidated Builders who have gone into liquidation between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023, were invited to apply.

Additionally, customers of Porter Davis Homes who made payments up to a value of 5% of the New Home Contract Price could also apply.

Eligible applicants must have:

  • signed an eligible Domestic Building Contract or Agreement for the building works for your new residential home in Victoria that includes payment for plans and specifications with an Eligible Liquidated Builder (as assessed by the Victorian Government) who went into liquidation between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 (note: for Porter Davis customers, this does not include Englehart Homes);
  • paid to the Eligible Liquidated Builder an amount of 5% or less of the New Home Contract Price under your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement at the time you signed the contract/agreement but had no Domestic Building Insurance in relation to that amount paid; and
  • had no building permit issued in relation to your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement.

This scheme is being administered by the Department of Government Services (DGS).

How the support payment works

To receive a support payment, eligible customers need to complete an online application form and submit the necessary documents. DGS will assess all applications and inform customers of the outcome.

Once deemed eligible, customers must fill out an additional form agreeing to the terms and conditions of the support payment. These conditions include transferring your rights under the building contract with your nominated liquidated builder to the State of Victoria before receiving the support payment.

This means that you cannot claim for the recovery of the amount you paid under your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement through the liquidation process to the extent that you have received a support payment through this scheme to cover your loss. Customers are encouraged to seek further legal advice prior to applying for this scheme.

The support payments may cover an amount up to 5% of the New Home Contract Price and will be subject to a cap of $50,000.

Eligibility

To qualify for the scheme you must be a customer of an Eligible Liquidated Builder who does not have domestic building insurance and you:

  • signed an eligible Domestic Building Contract or Agreement for the building works for your new residential home in Victoria that includes payment for plans and specifications with an Eligible Liquidated Builder (as assessed by the Victorian Government) who went into liquidation between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 (note: for Porter Davis customers, this does not include Englehart Homes)
  • paid to the Eligible Liquidated Builder an amount of 5 per cent or less of the New Home Contract Price under your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement at the time you signed the contract/agreement but had no Domestic Building Insurance in relation to that amount paid; and
  • had no building permit issued in relation to your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement.

Supporting documents

You must provide copies of the following documents to support your application:

  • a signed Domestic Building Contract or Agreement with your nominated Eligible Liquidated Builder (see the list of Eligible Liquidated Builders approved by the Victorian Government).
    If you are unsure if the documents from your nominated Eligible Liquidated Builder meet the criteria of a signed Domestic Building Contract or Agreement, provide all relevant agreements you signed with your Eligible Liquidated Builder.
  • a final statement or progress statement from your nominated Eligible Liquidated Builder (showing amount(s) paid which may have been in instalments) under your Domestic Building Contract or Agreement, clearly showing that the full amount required to be paid under the Domestic Building Contract or Agreement has been paid.
    If you do not have a final statement, official receipts from your Eligible Liquidated Builder showing evidence of payment of your deposit may be accepted. Invoices and bank transaction statements will not be accepted.

If you do not have a final statement, official receipts from your Eligible Liquidated Builder showing evidence of payment of your deposit may be accepted. Invoices and bank transaction statements will not be accepted

Application guidelines

Before applying for the Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme, please read the Funding Guidelines and Frequently asked questions.

More information

For more information and support, please email customer.support@dgs.vic.gov.au

Eligible Liquidated Builders

Current list of Eligible Liquidated Builders under the Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme as assessed by the Victorian Government:

  • AJ & JR Lynch Pty Ltd
  • Anthony Tarabene Bespoke Homes
  • Barrett Property Group Pty Ltd
  • Barrett Property Group Western Region Pty Ltd
  • Bentley Homes
  • Blint Builders
  • BPS Property Group Pty Ltd
  • Hallbuild Pty Ltd trading as Hallbury Homes
  • Hotondo Homes (Horsham)
  • NM Construction
  • PDH Vic Pty Ltd
  • PDH Displays Pty Ltd
  • PDH Projects Pty Ltd
  • Pivot Construction
  • Rawdon Hill
  • Snowdon Developments

Additional builders which are made eligible for the Liquidated Builders Customer Support Payment Scheme will be published on this website.

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