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New JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 Edition

June 2016 - Issue 82

The JCT has published its updated JCT Minor Works Building Contract, 2016 Edition. Key changes include:

It is possible that some of these changes may be incorporated into other JCT contracts such as the Design and Build contract. We will know more once these are published.

The simplification of payment provisions is a useful amendment, particularly in the light of the numerous court disputes concerning payment mechanisms. In addition to the Balfour Beatty case discussed in our May edition of Construct, a further case has been reported this month (Bouygues (UK) Ltd v Febrey Structures Ltd [2016]). It is evident that when preparing a payment schedule for inclusion in a construction contract, you must ensure that you provide for contract overruns and include the correct dates for every single monthly payment cycle.

Melissa de Carvalho

Trainee Solicitor

01473 298214



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