Damages for delay to completion

Published May 2024

This practice information 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.

It focuses on how the standard forms of contract deal with damages. A list of the contracts reviewed is included within the table of contents. For liquidated damages this includes how amounts are inserted in the contract and how this is to be deducted or certified.

This is part of the RICS QS and construction standards.