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‘Practical completion’ means when the building works are complete except for minor omissions and defects that do not prevent the building works from being reasonably capable of being used for their usual purpose. If you are not sure whether any omissions and defects are ‘minor’ or may prevent the works from being used for their usual purpose you should contact your HIA workplace adviser for guidance.
At least five days before you actually reach practical completion you must give your client a notice of practical completion. The notice must:
When you meet your client on site to inspect the works, your client must either:
If your client pays the final progress claim, the date of practical completion is that stated in your notice of practical completion.
If your client gives you a list of things to be done for the works to reach practical completion you can either:
If this happens:
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