When it comes to contentious construction disputes, there are plenty of instances in which people can make claims. From faulty construction to breaches of contract, construction projects can all have their faults, many of which need to be resolved in a court of law. Luckily, there are construction lawyers on hand to assist you and your case. Here at Van Eaton solicitors, we handle dispute resolution concerning construction law in London and the surrounding areas. Our specialist teams advise clients on the best course of action for their case, and aim to get the desired outcome as efficiently as possible.
Are you worried about a construction contract, or whether your health and safety have been put at risk? Read our article below to find the main types of construction and engineering disputes.
A constructive change is when a project owner makes significant changes to said project, so much so that it causes detriment to the project and becomes costly for the contractor. A constructive change is an adjustment to the amount of work done within a project because of activity or inactivity of the project owner. These changes extend the scope of the contract considerably; or. change the economic balance of the contract.
A construction change can be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Contract misinterpretation
- Faulty specifications
- Failure to disclose important information
- Acceleration of the project’s schedule
- Interference with the work of the contractor
The burden of proof falls upon the contractor in cases such as these, as they need to prove that the activity or inactivity of the owner caused constructive changes. Once proven, the contractor needs to be compensated for the additional cost of the changes. It can be difficult to claim, however, as the client’s activity or inactivity needs to be connected to the changes that allegedly took place.
If you’re looking for a construction law solicitor in London to argue for or against a constructive change, Van Eaton solicitors are here to help. We have dealt with a number of cases within the construction industry, and aim to get you the result you want as promptly as possible.
In cases of contract termination, both the client and the contractor can sue for damages. If the client terminates a contract, the contractor could lose out on profit, and be eligible to sue. But if a contractor decides to end the contract prematurely and does not have substantial reasoning, a client may be able to sue for breach of contract.
If it can be proven that the contractor completed work within the drafting and negotiations of the original contract, then they might be able to claim the full contract price. If you are either a client or a contractor, and you need some assistance, Van Eaton have experience in construction law in London, and can help you outline your case and get you the result you want.
In Conclusion: Help with construction law in London
No matter your construction law dispute, Van Eaton are here to assist you every step of the way. As well as the issues listed above, there are many other instances where you can claim, such as defective builds or contracts, schedule delay and work suspension. If you believe you have a claim, get in touch with us by calling 0208 769 6739 or 07736790321. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.
Van Eaton solicitors deal with disputes in construction law in London, as well as other legal issues. Get in touch with us for a consultation today.
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