- July 27, 2022
Abbey Healthcare v Simply Construct – opening the floodgates or the death of collateral warranties
Rights and wrongs aside, for almost a decade since the Parkwood decision, it has been clear that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may be deemed by a court to be a “construction contract” for the purposes of the Construction Act 1996. This means that the parties will have the right to adjudicate at any … Continue reading Abbey Healthcare v Simply Construct – opening the floodgates or the death of collateral warranties →
- June 8, 2022
JCT Project Bank Account documentation – what’s changed in 2022?
In 1999, the first project bank account (PBA) was used on a Ministry of Defence project. Since that time they have been successfully used on a number of high profile major projects, for example Crossrail. The government has promoted their use over the years and, since 2010, it has mandated their use on all government … Continue reading JCT Project Bank Account documentation – what’s changed in 2022? →
- May 11, 2022
EV charging infrastructure – construction, projects, planning and tax issues
In the third and final blog in our series looking at common queries on the roll out of EV infrastructure (see our previous blogs on progress and challenges and landlord and tenant issues) we focus on construction, planning and tax aspects.
- July 13, 2021
Proposed changes to the Defective Premises Act
Many changes have been introduced since Grenfell to address the cladding crisis including the establishment of various loans, funds, plans for new regulators, new taxes, levies and new rules to govern building safety throughout the lifetime of a building. Last weekend, news broke of the latest initiative: extending the limitation period for homeowners to claim … Continue reading Proposed changes to the Defective Premises Act →
- May 5, 2021
How will the new UK residential property developer tax work?
On 29 April 2021, the government published a consultation on what is to be called the Residential Property Developer Tax (or RPDT). This sets out proposals for the design of a new tax to be charged on the largest residential property developers. The plan is for the tax to be introduced from April 2022 (through … Continue reading How will the new UK residential property developer tax work? →
- July 24, 2019
Build UK recently published a set of minimum standards to be applied when using retentions, as well as their roadmap to zero retentions by 2023. This follows on from Build UK’s non-binding recommendations on contract terms, about which my colleague, Adriano Amorese, recently blogged. For those of us involved in drafting and negotiating construction contracts, … Continue reading Retention release? →