Defect Reports are Important
You need a defects report to find out who is responsible for the bad, unfinished, or inadequate work in your house and to get a full picture of the problems and how they affect the building structure.
For owner-builders, this report shows that they have met their legal duties as a builder and helps them manage the building process without making mistakes that will cost a lot of money.
The defect report can also show bad workmanship by the builder including waterproofing defects, roof plumbing defects, and or just general building defects that the builder has not built the house to a standard that is acceptable to the building code, the client will email the report to the builder expecting that the builder will rectify all defects within the report but unfortunately many times the builder will dispute these findings leaving the client with lodging complaint with the VBA and VCAT.
We have found some builders inserting into their building contracts different building standards from what are in the VBA guidelines giving them more breathing space in not rectifying most defects, how the VBA lets them get away with this I don’t know.