Building disputes are common in the courts, often over payments, delays and the quality of work.
They can be complex and may require independent expert opinion.
The courts should be used as a last resort in this type of dispute and the parties will be expected to follow the terms of the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes. When disputes do arise, the terms of the Protocol should be followed to give the parties the best chance of resolving the matter amicably or at least to narrow the issues
Having a written contract in place can help make a building project run more smoothly so that the parties know what is to happen and when, including when payments fall due.
Should you have a building dispute, please do not hesitate to contact our litigation team.