Practical completion checklist

Completion of works is an important milestone. It is a date that has a significant impact on payment, risk and damages. For example, and depending on the contractual terms, the employer will take possession and responsibility for loss or damage, the right to deduct damages for delay, will come to an end; payments for retention or performance bonuses will be payable; the defects liability period will commence; the time during which the final account should be prepared will commence.

This checklist lists the things that should be done in order to achieve practical completion.