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Dealing with defective works

The JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) Minor Works contract states a defects rectification period, during which the contractor must return and attend to any faults

No job will be perfectly smooth from start to finish, but the vast majority of projects are completed using competent builders and trades, throwing up nothing more than minor inconveniences along the way. For some, however, there may be some serious challenges, notably the unreliable or substandard contractor who produces an unsatisfactory job that falls short of your expectations. This month, I’m looking at what to do if you are faced with defective works, including what your rights are, and how you can seek resolution.

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