We had a new house built for us which we took possession of in July 2018. Prior to awarding the contract to the builder, I noted that the “standard” defects liability period on the "standard| Master Builders Association (MBA) was four months (I checked on line and it was correct). There was no way I was going to sign that! we negotiated with the builder and extended the Defects Liability Period to 12 months (this covers a full cycle of seasons).
It is now late October of the following year. Structural warranties are still covered, but non structural defects are not. There are still approximately 135 non structural defects to be addressed (he has fixed about 70 of them - but usually creates a new one each time or a new one appears). We discovered the 8th water leak a couple of days ago.
I am now of the opinion that even 12 months is not an adequate period of time given the amount of investment - and really, houses are supposed to last for generations. Even cars have longer warranty periods.
any thoughts on the matter people?