Is the two-year guarantee mandatory?

The two-year guarantee is put in place to enable a house owner to benefit from repairs or replacements at the expense of the company that carried out the work in his or her house. Here, we will take a comprehensive look at the two-year guarantee.

What exactly is a two-year guarantee?

The two-year guarantee is an extra insurance policy put in place to protect the equipment repaired or replaced for the two years following the delivery of the work. The purpose of this guarantee is to protect the user or buyer of the equipment or tool built following the said work against problems related to potential malfunctions. Moreover, this insurance has been established to cover any damage resulting from construction work.

Is it compulsory to take out a two-year guarantee?

Simply put, it is not compulsory to take out a two-year guarantee. However, every professional working in the real estate field will have the duty to repair or replace faulty components. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended to take out this type of guarantee, especially knowing that the financial consequences of damage that may occur during or after the work in your home may be difficult to cope with.

Under what conditions does the two-year guarantee become necessary?

There are several cases in which the two-year guarantee is considered necessary, including when certain tools or equipment used in the work are not functioning properly. However, there are also specific cases that may or may not be covered by the two-year guarantee, such as plumbing, painting, flooring, etc. Regarding plumbing, all operations intended for the repair, reconstruction or restructuring of equipment that is not authoritative depend on the guarantee of functioning, which is decided in court. It's worth noting that the two-year guarantee does not apply to paintwork because the latter is considered technical work and is therefore rather affected by the ten-year damage guarantee. When it comes to floor coverings, the operational insurance does not apply either but is part of the features of the ten-year guarantee.

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