Under French law (article 1792.6 in the civil code), this guarantee lasts one year starting on the handover date. If, during the following year, any technical problems appear in the house, Maisons Vertes will undertake all repairs or improvements necessary.
Under French law (article 1792.2 in the civil code), this guarantee lasts two years starting on the handover date. It covers any possible faults not directly linked to the actual building, in other words the equipment (shutters, plumbing, heating, electrical goods...).
As its name implies, this lasts ten years after the handover date (nine years after the completion guarantee runs out). It covers any faults affecting the solidity of the house or structural damage.
It protects the customer from any damage which makes the house uninhabitable.
These three guarantees do not take into account any works needed to remedy the effects of normal wear and tear.
This insurance is mandatory and is systematically included in the price in all our contracts. The 10 year guarantee is implemented by the household defects insurance, even if there are any doubts about responsibility or in the case of errors or bankruptcy of the builder.
In other words, if any major faults appear in the ten year period all you need to do is make an insurance claim by registered letter. They have 60 days to propose damages and after sending in an insurance expert, they will pay you and reclaim the cost from whoever is responsible.
If the house is sold before the ten years are over, this insurance document must be provided to the notary as it is assigned to the house and not the owner.