Damages for delay to completion

Damages for delay to completion

Important: This guidance note is under revision and has been withdrawn. This document will be reinstated with a new edition as soon as possible. In the meantime, this guidance note is provided in the isurv guidance archive for information only.

This guidance note introduces the subject of damages for delay to completion by looking at the general principles including areas such as law; reasons for introduction within a contract; amounts of damages, and how sums are deducted, certified or released.

Guidance is given for each of the main groups of contracts and the forms in most regular use within those groups, under the following headings which conform to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC):

  • General principles (Level 1 – Knowing)
  • Practical application (Level 2 – Doing)
  • Practical considerations (Level 3 – Doing/Advising)