WA-Condition reports for strata buildings when using the dispute resolution process – Defects versus maintenance

Defects versus maintenance

Building and Energy has observed a trend by strata companies regarding the inclusion of what is considered to be building maintenance items within a defect list, when making a complaint to the Building Commissioner.

Building and Energy has been receiving condition reports in support of complaints alleging faulty and unsatisfactory building work. It is Building and Energy’s opinion that these reports should not contain items of faulty or unsatisfactory building work, because these repairs and or replacement would be at the builder’s cost and not the responsibility of the strata company.

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