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Building Disputes – Defects (Part 1)

Defects in Construction Contracts

A defect in a construction contract is any work that does not meet the standards or requirements set out in the contract. Defects can be either latent or patent.

  • Latent defects are defects that are not visible or apparent at the time the work is completed. These defects may not be discovered until months or even years later.
  • Patent defects are defects that are visible or apparent at the time the work is completed. These defects are usually discovered during the inspection process.

For further advice please contact Mullane & Lindsay’s litigation and dispute resolution team and book a consultation.

Disputes can arise about the duties and obligations of an agent; for further information please contact David Collins or Kristy Nunn from our dispute resolution and litigation team.

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