352. Entitlement to stage payments.

B.     Requirements under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

352.     Entitlement to stage payments.

A party to a construction contract1 is entitled to payment by instalments, stage payments or other periodic payments for any work under the contract unless it is specified in the contract that the duration of the work is to be less than 45 days2, or it is agreed between the parties that the duration of the work is estimated to be less than 45 days3. The parties are free to agree the amounts of the payments and