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...
Construction: safeguarding cash retention’s with deposit schemes

Construction: safeguarding cash retention’s with deposit schemes

 Construction retention deposit schemes are expected to be introduced under government proposals, in the wake of the collapse of Carillion. The plans set out in the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill are intended to safeguard cash retentions withheld under...
Property Management Companies – Handing over to the Property Owners

Property Management Companies – Handing over to the Property Owners

Property management companies (MCs) are set up to manage the shared or common areas of a building or development in which there are a number of separate property owners (most commonly but not exclusively residential properties). Often the separate property owners will...