My son had a house built by an architect. A huge vertical crack appeared on the west gable, located from the chimney square and on two thirds descending from the gable for about two months. The final reception took place on May 22 in the presence of the architect and the mason. The latter accuses the architect of bad work. As a result, my son advised the architect not to move in until the disorder was clearly identified. Currently my son, his wife and three children are homeless because they have made their rent. They left their furniture and belongings in the new house and sleep with friends. Having refused to sign the final reception, can he still live in the house without this poses any legal problem for the future. An expert appointed by the architect came last week, we are waiting for his report.
I think it would be wise not to move in! Your son must write a reasoned letter of refusal of signature or he will detail the reasons for his refusal to move and the defects that led to his decision. You will find, following the link, the model letter dedicated to the REFUSAL OF RECEIPT OF A HOUSE.
Then he must make a summons summons to the District Court and ask for a daily penalty and damages for the damage, motivated by the fact that he can not live in the house. The allowances should be able to allow him to lodge while waiting for a solution.
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