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

Can a contractor withhold retention on a project we are only supplying a product to?

What are the rules on retention? Problem:  Could you advise us if we should be allowing a contractor to withhold...
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Insurances required for self-build projects in the UK

Building our dream home and need to know which insurances we need throughout the project Problem:  After some time searching,...
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I have an adjudicator’s decision, but still no payment!

Client ordered to pay monies owed on building work ‘forthwith’ but they are still refusing to pay Problem:  My company...
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Obtaining payment for construction work when only part is in dispute

Client refuses to pay outstanding monies until we agree high set-off for damages Problem:  I am the commercial director of...
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Pre-Action Protocol; what it is and how to respond

Receiving a letter of claim from a contractor we fell out with Problem:  My company is a contractor that specialises...
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Claim for alleged defect in work

Billed for supposedly incorrect work but not given an opportunity to rectify Problem:  I had been working on job for...
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Single source of responsibility or a series of direct contacts?

Interior designer to directly hire a contractor – where does responsibility lie? Problem:  Although I work overseas, I have 2...
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Suspension of works for long period, what action can we take?

Client put project on hold but has not sent instruction to return to job Problem:  I am a director of...
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Breach of contract – can I claim for loss of earnings?

Customer cancelled and no longer responding Problem:  After finishing a job for a customer in August 2018, I was subsequently...
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Asked to execute a contract as a deed for construction work

Agreeing sub-contract documentation for a job but asked to execute the contract as a deed? Problem:  I work for a...
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