How to tackle disputes on your self-build

Delays, cost over runs, variations, clashes of personalities, power struggles and now COVID-19 are some of the many issues that self-builders have to face.

Where there are changes or unexpected issues, there will be a price to pay in time and money. Who pays, why, and how much it’s going to cost along with the question of who will act as conciliator, arbitrator or adjudicator, are all important questions.

From the outset it is important to acknowledge that conflict is, to a large degree, a natural part of the hustle and bustle of life. Especially when two entities join into a commercial arrangement.

Keith Kelliher

Written by Keith Kelliher

Keith is a quantity surveyor with over 20 years' experience and is the founder of Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors.

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