In a previous article (Can I Claim for Additional Time on My Construction Project?) I discussed reasons that contractors can claim a delay variation on their construction project. Unfortunately, some contractors submit delay claims to which they aren’t entitled. This may be because they don’t understand the construction contract document or the basics of construction variation claims. Regrettably, some contractors are just serial claimants, claiming for anything and everything, while many submit delay claims in a desperate effort to claw back time and money which has been lost because of their poor management, and blunders that were made in planning and managing the construction project.
Submitting construction delay claims which have no sound basis or justification is detrimental.
When Are Contractors Not Entitled to Submit a Construction Delay Claim?
It is important to note that construction contract documents do vary, so it is always essential to understand what your construction contract document says. But here are some general principles.
Contractors aren’t entitled to claim a delay, or for an extension of time when:
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