Article 753. Surrender and acceptance of work.
1. The customer who has received a message from the contractor about the readiness for delivery of the result of the work performed under the construction contract or, if it is provided for by the contract of the completed work stage, is obliged to immediately start accepting it. 2. The customer organizes and carries out the acceptance of the result of the work at his own expense, unless otherwise provided by the construction contract. In cases stipulated by law or other legal acts, representatives of state bodies and local self-government bodies should participate in the acceptance of the result of work. 3. A customer who has preliminarily accepted the result of a separate stage of work bears the risk of the consequences of death or damage to the result of work that occurred through no fault of the contractor. 4. The delivery of the result of the work by the contractor and its acceptance by the customer are made out by an act signed by both parties. If one of the parties refuses to sign the act, a note is made about it and the act is signed by the other party. A unilateral act of delivery or acceptance of the result of the work may be recognized by the court as invalid only if the reasons for refusing to sign the act are deemed justified by it. 5. In cases where this is provided for by a law or a construction contract or arises from the nature of the work performed under the contract, preliminary tests should precede the acceptance of the result of the work. In these cases, acceptance can be carried out only with a positive result of preliminary tests. 6. The customer has the right to refuse to accept the result of work in case of detection of deficiencies that preclude its use for the purpose specified in the construction contract and cannot be eliminated by the contractor or customer.
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