Construction Contracts Act

This Act deals with payments due under construction contracts.

Find out what your rights and responsibilities are and how to use the adjudication process under the Act if you have a dispute about payments.

Purpose of the Act

The Construction Contracts Act 2002 came into force on 1 April 2003. The purpose of the Act is to provide a process for deciding what payments have to be made under a construction contract and when they are due. When you enter into a contract with a builder to build your house, you have to comply with some sections of the Act.

The Act also provides quick and simple procedures to resolve disputes about money due under construction contracts.

What sort of work is covered by the Act?

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