Defects and rectifications (ARCHIVED)

Aimed at construction professionals who manage defective construction work or those who have to address the consequences when it occurs.
This is part of the RICS QS and construction standards (the 'Black Book').

Please be aware that this guidance note contains some material which is in the process of being updated for revisions to the CDM Regulations, RIBA Plan of Work, and updates to the JCT, NEC and FIDIC suites. Members are made aware of these impending revisions in order that they first check the most up to date position before electing to act in accordance with this guidance document.

This document is no longer current but can be referred to as information. If you have trouble accessing it please email