| Commentary

55 Time for completion

| Commentary

55 Time for completion

Most construction contracts fix a time by which the contractor is to complete the works1. In the absence of express provision, it may nonetheless be possible to imply a term for completion by a specific date, on the basis of the parties’ presumed intentions2. Where such an implication is not possible, the contractor’s obligation is to complete within such time as is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case3. The question of what is reasonable should not be measured in the abstract, but must be judged by the actual circumstances which cause delay4. Further, it

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