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Can the Rectification Period be longer than 12 months on the JCLI?

JCLI states that the Rectification Period is 12 months after Practical Completion, unless otherwise agreed. This means that if it is decided by both parties right from the outset that it would be longer, it could be extended.

There is however no benefit for the contractor in doing this, as he’ll be liable for rectifying any failures for another 12 months and will also delay his last payment.

If the contract has already been signed but an extra 12 month extension has been requested, the contractor would need to price up for the additional time that he’ll be liable for the works which will be payable at the end of the 2 year period at the final account.

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