Building Contract Disputes

The majority of building contracts are let, commenced, completed and paid for just as everyone intended., but in cases where agreements were breached it is vital for people to understand their legal rights.

A building contractis essentially the same as any other contract and in the event that the contract is breached, your business may be able to claim for damages. JMW’s experienced solicitors can offer expert legal advice on the steps to take if a contract you were part of has been breached, and you have suffered a loss as a result.

To find out more speak to our team now on 0345 872 6666 or fill in our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to avoid a building contract dispute

To avoid disagreements over contracts it is important to take advice before entering into the contract in the first place. Obtain professional advice on matters such as the wording of tenders, letters of intent and the hiring of contractors, sub- contractors and consultants.

Taking advice early may help to avoid a dispute occurring. It will also enable you to protect you and your business as much as possible before an agreement is mind.

What to do if a dispute arises

If something goes wrong with a building contract, first reactions are critical, and time limits for the payment of valuations come and go very quickly.

The recent introduction of adjudications of building contract disputes has increased the need to get legal advice immediately. 

The team at JMW Solicitors has 25 years of experience in commercial building contracts. They have experience in all areas of building contract disputes and have been involved in landmark cases involving the following issues:

- Delay

- The effect on contractual programmes of variations

- The recovery of consequential loss

- Disputes about quality of work

In one of those landmark cases (which involved a nine week trial in the Technology and Construction Court), the claimant’s multi million pound claim was dismissed entirely because advice was obtained early and a legal strategy was formulated.

Are you involved in a building contract dispute?

JMW Solicitors has a team of solicitors specialising in building contract disputes who will be able to advise you on your options . If you would like to discuss what to do next you can contact us on 0345 872 6666. 

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