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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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JCT Pre-Construction Services AgreementThe JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to...
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19th May
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Pre-construction services agreementsThis Practice Note explores the use of pre-construction services agreements (PCSAs) which are typically used in...
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19th May
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Retention bondsA retention bond is a particular form of performance bond usually written as an 'on demand' instrument. This Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Kennedys 19th May
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Target cost contracts on construction projectsWhat is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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19th May
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Reasonable skill and care in construction contractsThis Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services...
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19th May
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SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contractThis Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee)...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 19th May
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Early use and partial possessionTaking occupation before practical completionThe default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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Duty to warnThis Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of...
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19th May
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The Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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19th May
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2011—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2011 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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19th May

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Is there a financial limit of cover under a new home warranty and if so, what is that limit?A new home warranty is, in effect, an insurance policy...
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6th Jun
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What are the potential risks to a buyer of a new-build property if the developer does not have National House Building Council or equivalent?It is a...
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5th Jun
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NHBC—what is the basis for the developer being responsible for dealing with defects for the first two years, if the sale contract for a new build...
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5th Jun
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Beyond the first two years of a National House Building Council (NHBC) warranty, is cover for a defect occurring in the communal parts of a block of...
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5th Jun
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What is decennial insurance?Decennial insurance is insurance that can be taken out by those responsible for the design and construction of buildings...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 5th Jun
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Latent defectsTechnically, a defect in a finished product is a breach of contract. However, it is widely accepted that defects will occur and manifest...
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5th Jun
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New home warrantiesThis Practice Note looks at the principal types of policy or guarantee (other than latent defects insurance) that are currently on...
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5th Jun
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Latent defects insurance—why is it required and what is covered?OverviewIn normal circumstances the only recourse available to a building owner, on...
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Produced in partnership with David Savage of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 4th Jun

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