Collateral warranties and third party rights

Collateral warranties and third party rights guidance:

This Practice Note focuses on the assignment of collateral warranties (see Practice Note: What are collateral warranties?). For more detailed guidance on assignment in...

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What is the Code? The Consumer Code for Homebuilders (the Code) came into effect in April 2010. It is an industry-led code of conduct for home builders and was developed...

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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or consultant's...

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This Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportionate liability clauses) and their inclusion in collateral warranties and consultants’...

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This Practice Note looks at the principal types of policy or guarantee (other than latent defects insurance) that are currently on the market to protect homeowners and...

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This Practice Note deals with the principal types of policy or guarantee, other than latent defects insurance, that are currently on the market to protect...

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'No greater liability' clauses are a common feature of collateral warranties (and third party rights memoranda). Their purpose is to ensure that the warrantor does not...

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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as warrantors) to provide...

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This Practice Note looks at the key features of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (C(RTP)A 1999), and how third party rights are used in construction...

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A no loss defence often arises due to the nature of the contractual matrix on construction projects. For example, a contract may be novated, the employer may not own the...

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It is a general principle of contract law that only a person who is a party to a contract can bring a claim under that contract. This is known as the doctrine of privity...

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