Defect rights of the builder-owner
Checklist for filing objections about construction defects.
The answer in detail
As builder-owner, you have various defect rights – depending on whether the provisions of the Code of Obligations or of the SIA Standard 118 apply to the work contract. Once a property has been completed, it must undergo acceptance by the builder-owner. Any evident defects must be noted as objections in an acceptance report. Our acceptance report form will help you. If the contractor refuses to sign the acceptance report, we recommend that you send him the objections by registered post: A sample letter is included for this purpose.
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