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Legal Column. The Construction Act: Changing the Culture

On 1 May 1998 Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, better known as the Construction Act, finally came into force. Some 4 years after publication of the Latham Report Constructing the team the Construction Act is intended to address a range of problems which have bedevilled the industry for years. Not all of Sir Michael’s proposals have been adopted, but those that have include: - the abolition of ‘pay when paid’ clauses - the compulsory notification of an intention to set-off -the right to interim or periodic payment for work executed under construction contracts, which will generally include consultants’ appointments adjudication - the right to refer any dispute to Each of these areas is worth Andrew Rawstron