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Set-off in the Construction Industry, 2nd Edition

Set-off in the Construction Industry, 2nd Edition

Neil F. Jones

ISBN: 978-0-632-04824-3

Jun 1999, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

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If one party to a construction contract does work that turns out to be defective, the other party is allowed by law to 'set off' or deduct a sum required to make good that defect. This happens frequently in construction contracts and regularly involves large sums of money, disputes, and litigation. It is a complex area of the law with a number of cases, as well as the contractual provisions themselves, which prescribe a party's right of set-off. This book clearly describes the law and examines the provisions of the main building and civil engineering contracts.
The nature and history of set-off; Express set-off provisions and adjudication; Order 14 and Order 29 applications and set-off; Set-off clauses from selected standard forms of sub-contract
* set off like building claims, involves complex disputes and large sums of money * revised edition features new Government legislation (the 'Construction Act'), the latest changes to contracts and recent cases * written by a well known firm of solicitors specialising in construction law * the only book on the subject * first edition published by the Chartered Institute of Building (SBN 0-1853-80050-3)