Query: Two years ago we bought a new house in a new building from a developer and we have noticed several construction faults, such as the heating, which is not correctly installed and causes a considerable amount of condensation in the kitchen. Can we file a claim to have it repaired? Who should we to complain to?
Response: You will have to file a claim against the developer. The law is binding with respect to housing construction, except in the case of self-built homes, and provided the homes are not sold later to a third party, the developer must take out property damage insurance, covering the following claims:
a) One-year warranty for material damages caused by construction faults affecting finishing work. ;
b) Three-year warranty for material damages caused by construction element faults or facilities affecting habitability requirements.
c) Ten-year warranty for material damages caused by faults affecting the foundations, beams, frame, load-bearing walls or other structural elements directly affecting the strength and stability of the building .
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