Knesset member ROI by Volkmann («Kulan»), with the support of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon introduced a bill designed to settle the rights and obligations of repairmen, defining their area of responsibility and the warranty period for the work performed.
«In accordance with this document, contractors working in the field of repair of apartments will be subject to the same rules as for building contractors. In particular, warranty repairs shall be at least one year, and include all work performed», – the press service of the Ministry of Finance.
The repairer will not be responsible for damage caused by the tenants or other people, and also for the damage caused by abnormal external influences and natural disasters.
«The bill provides for the preparation of the contract for execution of works signed by both parties. In the case identified during the warranty period of defects by repair will have to pay the landlord compensation», – stated in the message.
Every year in the courts serves about 15 thousand claims from unscrupulous repair. 33% of claims relate to currency conflict, 27 per cent of negligence in the execution of works, 25% – damage caused to third parties, 15% – non-compliance with terms of repair.
In Israel in the field of repair of housing occupied by about 16 thousand contractors, the volume of this market amounts to 15 billion shekels a year.