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Poor work by builder and contract administrator's fees

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charlestonchaplin Wed 19-Nov-14 07:38:02

Hello, hope someone can help me on this. If the work done by a builder is poor and the builder refuses to put it right, can I deduct the cost of another builder putting it right from the contract administrator's fees, if necessary? If not, what is the role and liability of the contract administrator here? I'm wondering what happens if the amount still owing to the builder does not cover the work.

Like many I didn't expect to find myself in this situation and now find that the contract the work is based on (ACE agreements) is not only very detailed and in multiple parts, but also doesn't seem to be available without paying a fair bit of money for each part. I don't even know which part I need!

Does it make a difference if the work is a variation initiated by the client, so not part of the original agreement? Thanks.

1rooflondon Thu 20-Nov-14 12:08:38

The role of the contract administrator is to chase the builder. However he is not liable to any of the costs.

Basically if the administrator isn't doing his job they you shouldn't pay that fee and if the builder hasn't done his you shouldn't pay that fee.

If the problems don't sort themselves out then it would seem that legal advice would be the next best option.

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