Building Defects and Disputes Mounting a “Defective Case”

2 Dec 2021 - Thu / 1 day / 3:00pm - 5:00pm / Zoom

This webinar will explore the following questions: (a) The developer, contractor or consultants – who to blame; (b) aren’t architects and engineers supposed to be the gatekeeper of the quality and safety of a building; (c) don’t we already have adequate building regulations to govern building construction; and (d) has the property been maintained properly?

Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
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Buying a property is one of the most significant investment that comes with the biggest and longest financial commitment. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy a “disease-free” property these days.

Often, property owners are faced with an unreasonable amount of pre- and post-handover and latent defects that usually stem from issues related to design materials, workmanship and maintenance. It is disheartening that buildings are often “sick” even before occupancy and property owners find themselves in murky waters having invested in a lemon.

Building defects are common cause of legal disputes as parties argue over the root cause of the defect, or what is acceptable wear and tear, and who should be made responsible for the cost of rectifications.

Since 2008, the Architect Centre Sdn Bhd has prepared hundreds of independent building condition inspection reports for landed, strata, residential and commercial properties primarily over leaks and cracks, defective finishes on the walls, roofs, toilets, pools, safety; and conducted compliance inspections over mechanical, electrical, and lifts and fire protection engineering installations.

With increased awareness and dispute cases, property owners often rely on the experience and findings of technical expert reports in identifying the root cause of the defects.


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