The following Construction guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note sets out in detail how the provisions of Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) applicable to payment and adjudication in construction contracts were amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA 2009). It also identifies where the Scheme for Construction Contracts was amended. The HGCRA 1996 in its original form came into force on 1 May 1998, and the amendments introduced by the LDEDCA 2009 apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 October 2011 (in England and Wales).
For background to and a summary of the changes, see Practice Note: Changes to HGCRA 1996 as at 1 October 2011 [Archived].
Unless otherwise indicated, the links in the table below are to the current (ie amended) versions of the HGCRA 1996 and Scheme for Construction Contracts. For the unamended versions, see Part II of the HGCRA as enacted and the Scheme as enacted. Tracked change versions of these are available here:
HGCRA 1996 with tracked changes to show amendments introduced by LDEDCA 2009
Scheme for Construction Contracts with tracked changes to show amendments introduced in 2011
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