This is a topic that came up in last Sunday’s workshop:
Regarding the Certificate of Substantial Completion - Is there a reasonable timeframe within which work to be completed or corrected needs to be finished?
Punch items listed on the Certificate of Substantial Completion must be completed prior to final payment. However, there is no specific time frame in days, such as 15, 30 or 60 days, but it is in the contractor’s best interest to complete the items as soon as possible. The agreed upon date for those items to be completed will be listed on the Certificate of Substantial Completion.
Please note that the start of the warranties for those items will be the date of issuance of the final Certificate of Payment or the date of final payment, whichever occurs first.