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CHAPTER 14 Liquidated damages and extensions of time

Remedies in Construction Law


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CHAPTER 14

Liquidated damages and extensions of time

Liquidated damages and extensions of time

14.1 Most construction contracts contain clauses entitling the employer to an agreed sum described as liquidated damages (or liquidated and ascertained damages) for each day or week of delay beyond a specified completion date. In more complex projects there may be provisions for sectional completion with the employer having an entitlement to recover liquidated damages for delay to parts or sections of the work.

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