Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction by Brian Eggleston

By Brian Eggleston

Liquidated damages and extensions of time are complicated matters, often forming the root of agreement claims made less than the normal construction and civil engineering contracts. earlier variations of Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time are extremely popular as a advisor for either building pros and legal professionals to this advanced area.

The legislation on time and damages keeps to strengthen with an expanding movement of judgments from the courts. along this, the traditional varieties of agreement have additionally constructed through the years to mirror winning methods to contractual relationships. in contrast history a 3rd variation should be welcomed by way of building execs and attorneys alike. holding the final method of the former variations, the writer clarifies, in a hugely readable yet legally rigorous method, the various misunderstandings on time and damages which abound within the development undefined. The 3rd version takes account of a giant quantity of latest case legislation because the earlier version was once released over ten years in the past, features a new bankruptcy on hold up research and lines considerably elevated chapters on penalty clauses, the consequences of stipulations precedent and time-bars, and the complexities of causation.

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Brian Eggleston © 2009 Brian Eggleston. 1 Liquidated and general damages distinguished pre-estimate of the loss and to incorporate the same into the contract as liquidated damages. There are clear advantages to the employer in this because he does not have to prove his loss and there will probably be a mechanism in the contract for deduction of the damages from sums due to the contractor. There are also corresponding benefits to the contractor in that he knows in advance what damages he is liable for in the event of late completion.

6 Notice making time of the essence 31 as evidence of the date by which the promisee now considers it reasonable for the contractual obligation to be performed. The promisor is put on notice of these matters. It is only in this sense that time is made of the essence of a contract in which it was previously non-essential. The promisee is really saying unless you perform by such and such a date I shall treat your failure as repudiation of the contract. ’ In Felton v. ’ Notice making time of the essence can therefore be effective but it operates with and not against the principle of a reasonable time for completion.

Raymond Reid. Generally the assessment is a retrospective exercise since a reasonable time includes delays beyond the control of the contractor – and such delays are unlikely to be capable of prospective assessment. The burden of proof rests on the party which seeks to rely on reasonable time or on the party which asserts that the obligation to complete within a reasonable time has been breached. 9 Fixing time by reference to correspondence It is not unusual, particularly in sub-contracts, for important terms on time to be less than clearly stated.

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