Dealing with defects arising after the defects period

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Cause of action Trigger to start limitation period Length of limitation period Statutory reference Simple contract Date of breach (in construction contract, usually on 'practical completion') 6 years Section 5, Limitation Act 1980 (LA) Deed Date of breach (in construction context usually on 'practical completion') 12 years Section 8, LA Tort Date damage is suffered (even if not discovered) 6 years Section 2, LA Defective Premises...

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