How long do structural warranty agreements last?

An old shop that is also used as a dwelling.

In most situations you can request a structural warranty to last for a minimum of ten years.

Under contract, most warranties specify a ten-year period but can be extended under deed for up to twelve years.

The length of warranty could well depend on the following factors:

  • the financial strength of the contractor you have chosen
  • the complexity of the works
  • any concerns over ground conditions or party wall liabilities.