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Comparative study of defect liability period practices between Malaysia and Nigeria

Oluwole, Alejo Ayodele (2012) Comparative study of defect liability period practices between Malaysia and Nigeria. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Buit Environment.


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Defect liability period is the period contractor is liable to make good of the defects but how reasonable is the defects liability period to allow defects (patent and latent) to manifest? This thesis examines the occurrence of defects during and after the defect liability period and the contractual terms of defects between Malaysia and Nigeria. Federal university of technology, Akure, Nigeria and Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia (Skudai campus) were chosen as case study areas. Findings from the study revealed that 12months defects liability period practice in Malaysia is reasonable enough to allow defects to manifest within the period. whereas in Nigeria most of the defects manifestation often occur after the 6 months defect liability period which really poses a major threat on employers and amount to economic loss. The study suggests extension of defects liability in Nigeria to 12 months as is done in Malaysia so as to allow the employer to have value for money invested.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012; Supervisor : Prof. Ahmad Rosdan Razak
Uncontrolled Keywords:defect liability period, patent and latent, money investor
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:32802
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:23 Feb 2014 01:54
Last Modified:27 Apr 2018 01:23

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