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75 General

| Commentary

3: ADDITIONAL WORK AND VARIATIONS

75 General

As a general principle, and apart from the express terms of a contract, a contractor cannot be compelled to carry out work additional to or different from what is contracted for1. If the employer wishes to alter the works in any way, the contract must be varied by agreement or a fresh contract entered into2. Likewise, the mere fact that a contractor carries out extra or different work creates no entitlement to be paid for this3. To overcome the inconvenience which these principles may cause, it is common for construction contracts to empower the

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