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The NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or PSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice Note: NEC contracts—introduction). In the NEC3 suite of contracts, it was known as the Professional Services Short Contract. It has been rebranded as the Professional Service Short Contract in the NEC4 suite. It is an alternative within the NEC3/NEC4 suites to the longer form NEC3 Professional Services Contract/NEC4 Professional Service Contract (PSC), used for appointing consultants which is discussed in Practice Note: NEC Professional Service Contract. Until the introduction of the Professional Services Short Contract in the April 2013 edition of the NEC3 suite, the PSC was the only contract in the NEC3 suite which did not have an alternative ‘short’ form to use on simple projects. The NEC4 suite has retained the Professional Services Short Contract subject to some changes which are highlighted in this Practice Note, as well as some reordering of clauses and minor amendments to the drafting similar to those made in the other NEC4 contracts. Where the clause references differ between the NEC3 and NEC4 forms, this is highlighted in this Practice Note—otherwise the clause references apply to both versions.
The NEC state that the Professional Service Short Contract is intended to be used on straightforward projects, where sophisticated management techniques are not
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
NOTE: This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the changes to CPR 81 that will be introduced by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2020, SI 2020/747, which is available here. The changes to CPR 81 involve a substitution of the entirety of CPR 81, which will be renamed ‘Part 81
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