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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Parris's Standard Form of Building Contract 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9780632021956
ISBN: 0632021950
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £106.00

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The Joint Contracts Tribunal Standard Form of Building Contract, JCT 98, is now a well established and widely used form. That is not to say, however, that it is always well understood. It is a large, complex contract with a number of particularly difficult provisions. It is not surprising, therefore, that not much guidance has been published on the form.

This book, first written by John Parris in 1982, and revised in 1985, was widely regarded as a valuable commentary on the Standard Form. Unavailable for some years, it has now been substantially updated and completely rewritten by David Chappell.

Major changes have occurred since the last edition, including a raft of amendments to the contract itself, much new legislation including the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, and substantial new case law. The book covers all these as well as the complex performance specified work provisions and the difficult problems of nomination. The nominated sub-contract conditions are referred to where appropriate, and the book contains guidance on related matters, such as warranties, letters of intent and quantum meruit.

The book is not simply a re-writing of the contract in simply terms. It contains very valuable insights and much needed guidance on some of the lesser known implications of the current form

The book will provide a valuable reference for clients' professional advisers and contractors, as well as for lawyers needing an introduction to the contract.

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Construction Law
Background to the contract; legal principles; the role of the architect; the contractor's obligations; sub-contractors, suppliers and statutory authorities; certificates, payments, retention and fluctuations; liquidated damages and extensions of time; insurance provisions; determination before completion; claims and counter claims - disputes and their resolution; practical completion, defects liability period, the final account.