We understand that the thrill of moving into your newly built home can be quickly dashed by finding disconcerting defects later.
But you can relax knowing that you continue to be supported by an Inspect Your Home Warranty Building Inspection and Queensland’s Home Warranty Insurance Scheme.
According to the Rectification of Building Work Policy, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) may direct your building contractor to rectify defective building work if:
- structural defective building work is within 6 years and 3 months of the building work being completed;
- non-structural defective building work is within 12 months of the building work being completed.
You must lodge a formal complaint with the QBCC as soon as possible, but no later than within 12 months of becoming aware of the defects.
This does not extend to manufacturers’ product warranties such as white goods.