Construction: ‘Pay Now, Argue Later’

Construction: ‘Pay Now, Argue Later’

Needless to say, payments and when they are due are a crucial factor in any construction project but do you know what rights and remedies are available if the paying party has failed to pay on time or either party has failed to follow the correct process for payment...
Retentions in the Construction industry – A concept to be retained?

Retentions in the Construction industry – A concept to be retained?

Retentions have commonly been used in construction projects for a number of years now to provide protection and an element of control to the employer over various aspects of the project, including the rectification of defects. Employers frequently hold back an amount...
Cladding Post Grenfell

Cladding Post Grenfell

In a recent Tribunal decision, leaseholder owners of two apartment blocks in Manchester have been held liable for the cost of recladding. Vallea Court and Cypress Places in Manchester failed their fire safety checks in July, which found that flammable cladding had...
Restrictive Covenants – Modification Update

Restrictive Covenants – Modification Update

Planning Consents and Restrictive Covenants often “butt heads” for developers and private individuals alike. Sometimes it is not appreciated that: You can apply for planning permission on land you don’t own. You can get planning permission to build on your land but...