DEFECT LIABILITY PERIOD
The defect liability period begins upon certificate of practical completion and typically lasts six to twelve months.During this period, the client reports any defects that arise to the contract administrator who decides whether they are defects or whether they are in fact maintenance issues. It is actually Company responsible to identify and rectify defects, so if the client does bring defects to our notice, they should make clear that this is not a comprehensive list of all defects.At the end of the defect liability period, the contract administrator prepares a schedule of defects,listing those defects that have not yet been rectified, and agrees with the client the date by which they will be rectified. Our company must in any event rectify them within a reasonable time.
It is important to note that the defect liability period is not a chance to correct problems apparent at practical completion, it is a period during which the contractor may be recalled to rectify defects which appear. If there are defects apparent before practical completion, then these should be rectified before a certificate of practical completion is issued.