NO! but get ready for the arguments!!

The defects liability period is a fixed period of time (typically 6-24 months), starting from the date of practical completion.

At the end of this period the painting contractor is meant to return to site to rectify 'defects'.

The Principal Contractor retains a percentage of the contract value (typically 2.5%) for this period of time, subject to the painting contractor completing the necessary 'remedial'

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