2: CO-OPERATION AND NON-HINDRANCE

47 General

It is a term generally implied into contracts that, where the performance of one party’s obligations requires the co-operation of the other party, that co-operation will be forthcoming1. In construction contracts, whatever the employer has undertaken to do must be done within a reasonable time. What is reasonable depends upon the terms of the contract and the circumstances of the case2, but it must be at least at such a time as will enable the contractor to complete the works within the contract period3. The employer’s obligation may include such matters as giving possession of

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