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Water ingress caused by severe weather

When a newly constructed home has been damaged by water ingress, it’s common for the homeowner to contact the builder who most recently completed work on the building.
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In such cases, it can be useful to understand what your statutory warranty obligations are. When the home you’ve just built has been damaged by severe weather, what obligation is there for you to inspect and rectify the damaged parts of the building?

This resource offers advice to building professionals if they receive a call from a homeowner. It outlines that if you inspect the property and judge that damage has been caused as a result of your defective work, you will need to rectify it.

It also explains what to do if you're asked to inspect a building that may present a WHS risk. In most cases, the inspection will need to wait until it is safe to carry it out.

Ultimately, each case of building damage needs to be assessed on its merits. Read the resource to find out more.    

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Building professionals

This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who are contacted by a homeowner about water damage to a recently constructed home. 

What does it include?

  • Damage caused by water ingress
  • What to do if a homeowner contacts you
  • Inspections of buildings.

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