In this document, we aim to lay out the typical scenarios surrounding "extension of time", and its expectations within the construction industry and law.
1. Typical Routes that apply for Extension of Time:
- Delay in Completion Date + Client claims Liquidated Damages
- Delay in Completion Date + Awarded Extension of Time + Architect’s fault to the EOT
- Building fails (within rectification period or not) + Client complains of Contractor’s poor
workmanship + Client complains of Architect’s negligence design.
- Delay in Completion Date + Contractor claims on additional work and delays caused by the client + Client refused to pay since the building has failed (and caused damage to goods)
- No form of appointment + Client instruct variation + refused to pay the architect
- Project failed in building regulations, additional work has to be done, the client does not want to pay extra fees.
2. Differences between Relevant Events and Relevant Matters
3. Extension of Time Assessment Flow Chart