The scenario where, for any number of reasons, a builder enables or allows someone else to use their registered builder number, though common, is fraught with risk. This scenario is often called 'license lending.’

License lending is where a builder with a registered practitioner number enables someone – say a building company without a registered builder director – to use their registration details. Commonly, such use is for the purposes of completion of insurance documentation. It is of course the case that registered builder…