The following articles are part of Michael Gerard’s monthly column in the Leicestershire Builder magazine.

Revisions to the original work

Problem:  I am a self-employed builder and require some advice in relation to a dispute I have with a customer....
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Enforcing a County Court Judgement

Problem:  In 2020, I had to take a client to court.  My claim was for approximately £7,000.00, which represented the...
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Who is the contracting party?

Problem:  I am rather embarrassed with the issue I have – I cannot identify the party that I have contracted...
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Can I claim for my losses from a no-show sub-contractor?

Problem:  I need some advice concerning whether it is possible to invoice a sub-contractor for failing to arrive on site...
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The definition of practical completion

Problem:  What is your definition of practical completion?  The times I have had this argument with my client’s and /...
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Understanding critical path programmes

Problem:  I work for a well known retailer as a building surveyor in the procurement department.  I have recently read...
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COVID-19 and the administration of JCT contracts

Problem:  I am an Architect working in private practice.  For administering contracts, I use the JCT.  Given the current pandemic,...
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Appropriation of monies

Problem:  I work for a building company that has enjoyed quite a long relationship with one particular client.  The client...
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Confusion over extent of works to be carried out

Problem:  I have a situation which could end up costing my company a lot of money.  I run a very...
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Customer refusing access to complete the works

Can a customer refuse to allow my fitter to complete a job? Problem:  Hi. I hope you can advise me...
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