NOTICE & CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICAL COMPLETION
An example of this is when the builder/contractor gives notice to the project manager or whoever controls the project, that in the builders/contractors opinion the renovations have reached practical completion.
If your project manager agrees, a notice of practical completion is issued to the client and the builder/contractor by the project manager.
If the project manager does not agree that the renovations have reached practical completion, the project manager can either issue a notice that lists the matters that are still to be completed before practical completion, or issue a notice that the renovations are so far from practical completion that it is not yet practicable to issue a list of matters to be completed.
A point to note, should the client occupy the building before practical completion their occupation will cause practical completion to be deemed to have occurred and the above will automatically take place. It may be possible to negotiate occupation before practical completion by staging practical completion.
Also, signing-off of practical completion is a contractual matter and is nothing to do with the with council final inspection.
The 10-year period to make legal claims against those involved in designing, building or renovating the house begins once the work is signed off as being completed, not when a code compliance certificate (CCC) is issued.