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Building Work Delays and Increased Costs – What Can I Do?

Last updated Jul 19 2024 | Construction Law

by Rory Lindsay

by Rory Lindsay

Trainee Solicitor

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Client, customer, employer, contractor...

The contractor is the person undertaking the construction work, including sub-contractors and project managers.

The law identifies the booker of the work as the ’employer’ as they chose to hire the contractor. People may also typically call them the ‘customer’ or ‘client’.

Prolongation claim process during building work delays

What to look out for in a construction contract

Your contract outlines the services provided by the contractor and includes important details to resolve any disagreements.

Before you even enter into a construction project, you should review the contract. Certain key contract elements that cover both parties can indicate that your contractor follows best practices.

Can I refuse to pay my builder for delayed work?

Everything comes back to the contract. If you withhold funds from the builder, you could be breaching the contract and therefore they can bring a claim against you.

Aside from the legalities, this is likely to heighten the tension of the situation and cause further delays.

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