During a week of gale-force winds, a Contractor and an Employer verbally agree that works on a high-rise building should be halted for a week.
The disruption causes knock-on delays and, one week before the project’s Date for Completion, the Employer receives two letters from the Contractor:
- A notice requesting an Extension of Time to complete the works; and
In the first of the series, we examine what actions an Employer should take when it receives a notice from its Contractor requesting an extension of time because works have been delayed by an electricity company fixing a faulty power line. We consider the notice provisions and the Relevant Event regime, as well as relevant case law and statutes.