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Quantity Surveyors - Negligent Valuation

May 2, 2018

In cases of insolvency, the normal adjustment of any over or under valuation in the following payment period is no longer available, which can leave Employers in a position of having over paid the contractor.

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August 15, 2016

The courts have refused the Responding party's complaints that a lack of time to consider the amount of information in the Referral is a breach of natural justice. A Responding Party can submit any defence open to it regardless of whether raised in prior correspondence. Also, the parties to a construction contract can adjudicate "at any time".

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Pay the price or count the cost

August 11, 2016

If the court finds that a contract did not come into existence because the price was not agreed or because essential terms were not agreed or if work was carried out outside of the terms of the contract then the unpaid Contractor can claim an entitlement to be paid a reasonable sum by way of Quantum Meruit for the work carried out.

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