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Building Defects – What happens if the previous owner ignored the defect?

Posted 20 May 2024

Category: Building Defects, eBooks

Unfortunately, a claim cannot be brought after the expiry of the statutory warranty periods even if you were not made aware of the defect. Depending on the terms of the contract, you may have a claim against the previous owner for breach of contract or another cause of action, however a prospective purchaser has an obligation to undertake their own due diligence of the property.

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This is an extract from our Bannermans Building Defects Handbook.

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Published 20 May 2024