Defects Liability Inspection

Now you have moved into your new home and you are discovering some minor or major defects that were not seen at handover, or are new concerns that you need to address to your builder

Most builders have a 4 – 6 month defect maintenance period during which you compile a list of defects and submit to the builder at the end.

These are usually minor items and will be rectified at the builder’s expense.
Failure to get this done in time will disqualify you from any rectification being carried
out, albeit most builders will come to the party if it’s a genuine concern.

Apart from your general 6 month maintenance period, you still have by law a 6 year
defect period which may include more extensive problems, so it is best to have an
independent report to substantiate your concerns to your builder.

Please read the PDF below for further notes of interest.


Defect Liability Inspection
Assessments Are Carried Out By A Registered Builder With Over 42 Years Industry Experience