Construction Law

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Contractor Dispute Resolution in terms of the Building Contract

Building disputes happen fairly often and, in many cases, when not settled, end up before an arbitrator due to the provisions of the type of building contract entered into. Sometimes, even before a court of law. The main reason behind this seems to be …

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When a guarantee is not guaranteed

It seems to be a common perception that a guarantee is a document cast in stone. This is, however, not the case.  As a rule of interpretation, the intention of the parties involved as well as all relevant facts of the matter, are key in determining the …

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What does the construction law say? Additional and or extra work done in the course of construction.

In the South African construction industry the commonly known Joint Buildings Contract Committee (JBCC) agreements have become the standard form for agreements used in the construction industry in South Africa. The agreements are written in plain langu …

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The True Nature of a “DEMAND” or “PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE”

The guarantee.….is not unlike irrevocable letters of credit issued by banks and used in international trade, the essential feature of which is the establishment of a contractual obligation on the part of a bank to pay the beneficiary (seller). This obl …

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