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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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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 variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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 looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 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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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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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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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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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish to:•work on existing party walls or...
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29th Nov
Q&As
The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) should be referred to for its full provisions but defines a party wall as a wall forming part of a building and...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 29th Nov
Q&As
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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29th Nov
Q&As
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
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A, it is assumed that:•there are no details of the nature or urgency of remedial works•there are no details as to precise...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 29th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the circumstances in which the cost of party wall works can be shared, the right of adjoining owners and building owners...
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29th Nov
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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) provides a framework that controls how a building owner who shares a boundary with an adjoining owner can carry...
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29th Nov
Precedents
To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works — Line of Junction...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Building Owner]Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs Adjoining Owner/s under the...
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29th Nov
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To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works–Party...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
Precedents
To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works – Line of Junction...
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29th Nov
Precedents
To [insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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29th Nov
Precedents
To [insert Adjoining Owner]Of [insert Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works –...
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29th Nov
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To [Insert Building Owner]Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs Adjoining Owner[s] under the...
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29th Nov

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