Last edited 14 Dec 2020

Self-build home: Occupy the home and rectify any defects

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A meeting should be held to formally handover the completed site for occupation. Keys should be handed over, along with as-built drawings, certificates, warranties and so on.

A procedure should be agreed for reporting any defects.

The defects liability period (or rectification period) is a period set out in construction contracts (often 6 months) during which contractors are still bound by the terms of the contract and can be instructed to make good any defects that become apparent in the works.

The self builder should:

List of all stages.

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