Strata tip #72: Defects – Give the builder a chance to remedy

Once you have the cost to rectify the defects, you should provide the defects inspection report and the scope of works to the developer and/or the builder.  Give them a real opportunity to rectify.  That’s so that the Body Corporate makes a genuine attempt to minimise its’ losses.  If the builder/developer doesn’t rectify, then the body corporate can be more confident of recovering the rectification costs as damages.