It is fairly uncommon for building projects to need small or large correction of elements of the works, either before to or after practical completion.
Most building contracts provide at least a 12-month defect liability time for the builder to identify and correct such flaws. This is a standard contractual procedure for resolving such problems. The parties may, however, rely on their customary contractual rights and are subject to the statutory time restrictions applicable to contractual claims.
Rocmoth Lawyers has considerable expertise assisting clients in rectification works claims disputes, including:
- evaluating and advising the client on the merits of the claim; calculating the amount of damages sustained by the client if rectification operations are not completed in accordance with the contract.
- evaluating the quality of work required under the contract for rectification activities, including seeking expert assistance as needed.
- negotiating with the other party to try to resolve the dispute without resorting to formal legal proceedings and representing the client in mediations or formal legal proceedings (as applicable) regarding orders seeking performance of rectification works and recovery of damages suffered due to non-performance or substandard performance of rectification works.
If you need legal assistance on rectification works claims or a building and construction concern in general, please contact us to set up a consultation so that we can discuss your individual situation.
The preceding information about rectification works claims is presented for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The accuracy of this material may have changed after it was published.