(1) This section applies if, for building work authorised by a building development approval, the engagement of a private certifier (the
"original certifier" ) is discontinued and—(a) a replacement private certifier (the
"replacement" ) is engaged to inspect and certify the work; or(b) if a replacement private certifier has not been engaged under paragraph (a) —a local government building certifier for the approval (also the
"replacement" ) must, under section 51 , inspect and certify the work.
(2) The replacement is not liable for building certifying functions performed by the original certifier.
(3) The replacement may, in performing building certifying functions for the approval, accept and, without further checking, rely and act on any inspection documentation given by or for the original certifier.