In general1 an employer's claim will be for breach of the contractor's single obligation to complete the works in accordance with the contract2. An employer may also be able to recover damages for breaches which occur earlier than completion3. An employer's common law right to damages for breach of contract is not removed because of his failure to notify the contractor of defects within the time limit specified in the contract, although this failure may limit the amount of damages recoverable4.
If the contractor wholly fails to complete the work the measure of damages is the additional cost of completing
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