For example, a patent defect
causing water damage could involve leaky pipes, which should have been detected during an inspection and repaired.
The standing committee report has recommended that a sub- clause ( b) should be included, saying foreign suppliers are also liable if there is a latent or patent defect
, supply of sub- standard material, defective equipment or services or gross negligence on the part of the supplier.
Defects affecting land fall into two classifications: those that one can see (a patent defect) and those that one cannot (a latent defect).
An example of a case involving a patent defect is 638733 Ontario Inc.
: A flaw that has failed under test or screen See Latent Defect.
The amended clause would have made the supplier liable in the case "the nuclear incident has resulted as a consequence of latent or patent defect
, supply of sub-standard material, defective equipment or services or from gross negligence on the part of the supplier of the material, equipment or services".
A patent defect
is a fault in the structure or condition of a property which is readily apparent to an ordinary purchaser during a routine inspection.
The proposed amendments have provision for " latent" or " patent defect
in equipment" in the Clause 17( B) of the Bill.
Snagging lists can and will usually identify both types of item; | The earlier view in leading cases that the very existence of patent defects
prevents practical completion has now been superseded and the current position is that practical completion is a state of affairs in which the works have been completed "free from patent defects
, other than ones to be ignored as trifling"; | Whether or not an item is trifling is a matter of fact and degree, to be measured against the purpose of allowing employers to take possession of the works and to use them as identified.
What I liked most with Klaus was that he did not stop at just criticizing our patent defects
. He did everything possible to help us, especially the youth, to develop the right virtues and values.
And how honorable was the process that the House committee on justice went through, starting from when it accepted Gadon's complaint despite its patent defects
, and thence to the hearings that exposed not only the hollowness of the charges but also the lengths to which administration allies-including, it would turn out, even some piqued members of the high court-would go to unseat someone officially targeted?
The home inspector is only required to discover patent defects
, not latent defects based on the scope of his inspection, he said.