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    May 2022
  • Payment Notices and genuine belief

    Section 110A (2) of the Construction Act requires that payment notices, which are to be given by the payer no later than 5 days after the payment due date, must specify ‘the sum that the payer considers to be or to have been due at the payment due date in respect of the payment’.

  • Is a Collateral Warranty a ‘Construction Contract’?

    There has been further case law on the issue of whether a collateral warranty is a Construction Contract under Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996(Construction Act).

  • ‘Pay now, argue later’

    The Construction Contracts Act 2013 states that a payment claim notice must be made by the party seeking payment, and if the paying party does not think this amount is owed, it must provide a pay-less notice. However, the Act does not provide an answer to what the next steps are if the pay less notice is not served.

  • Building Safety Act 2022 (Act) – how will it impact residents, builders, developers and manufacturers?

    After a lengthy period of debate, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022.  The main provisions are not likely to come into effect for up to eighteen months, according to the Government’s transition timeline attached here.

    March 2022
  • Podcast: Project sites – Episode 8

    In our podcast series – The secret to successful development projects – we look at all the crucial elements of a development project and …