The Scheme for Construction Contracts

The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Scheme for Construction Contracts
  • The purpose of the Scheme and its application
  • Part I of the Scheme—adjudication
  • Commencing the Adjudication (Part I, paragraphs 1–11)
  • Powers of the adjudicator (Part I, paragraphs 12–19)
  • Adjudicator's decision (Part I, paragraphs 20–22A)
  • Effect of the decision (Part I, paragraphs 23–26)
  • Part II of the Scheme—payment
  • The requirements of Part II
  • Entitlement to and amount of stage payments (Part II, paragraphs 1–2)
  • More...

The Scheme for Construction Contracts

This Practice Note looks at the Scheme for Construction Contracts, as contained in:

  1. the schedule to the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011 (the English Scheme)

  2. the schedule to the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (the Welsh Scheme)

  1. the schedule to the Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 1998, as amended by the Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (the Scottish Scheme)

As the English, Welsh and Scottish Schemes share a number of similarities, they are referred to together in this Practice Note as 'the Scheme'. Where a provision is different in one or more of the individual schemes this is specifically highlighted.

The regulations in the Scheme supplement the provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) as amended by the provisions of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (LDEDCA 2009). The amendments introduced by LDEDCA 2009 came into force on 1 October 2011 in England and Wales, and on 1 November 2011 in Scotland. The relevant Schemes were also amended from these respective dates. For any contracts, to which

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