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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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9th Nov
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Claims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and contentious areas of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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9th Nov
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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...
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What is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there...
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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of what interim payments are, how the right to be paid (usually by monthly or stage/milestone payments) arises...
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9th Nov
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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This Q&A explains when it is possible to remedy a mistake made in an executed deed by manuscript amendment and the surrounding issues of which to be...
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Produced in partnership with Emma Holland of Stewarts Law 29th Nov
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A supply of building materials on their own is standard-rated for VAT purposes. However, a person who is making a zero-rated supply of services in the...
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29th Nov
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A 'building line' is a prescribed frontage line for building in front of which no new building, other than a boundary wall or fence, may be...
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29th Nov
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Regulation 12(6) of the Building Regulations 2010 (the 2010 Regulations), SI 2010/2214 (SI 2010/2214, reg 12(6)) states that 'a person intending to...
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29th Nov
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The standard Form N242 for Part 36 offers provides the option for the offeror to choose whether they are making a claimant's or defendant's offer. In...
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It is likely that the plots will be covered by some sort of new homes guarantee, for example NHBC Buildmark Cover (see Practice Note: New home...
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29th Nov
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The purpose of a health and safety file is to provide information relevant to the works being carried out at the time, but it must also contain...
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A covenant to comply with title matters ‘by way of indemnity only’Where a transfer of land takes place, the parties should effect the transfer using...
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29th Nov
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The local authority for the relevant area has a duty to enforce compliance with the building regulations. Where works have been carried out on a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov
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A new home warranty is, in effect, an insurance policy that applies to newly built homes. The developer takes out the warranty, but the homeowner...
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29th Nov
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In this Q&A we assume that:•both the tenant and the landlord will fall within the definition of ‘owner’ under section 20 of the Party Wall etc Act...
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As is set out in Practice Note: Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fire, on 16 December 2019, RICS, the Building Societies...
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This question raises the issue of the rights adjoining owners owe one another where a fence separates their lands.The location of boundaries on the...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Murch of 42 Bedford Row 29th Nov

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