This Week’s “Wise Up Wednesday” is about a dirty trick used regularly by unscrupulous Contractors when things are not going well and the works on site get delayed.
Contractors Can’t Programme/Manage Properly
Regrettably, in my experience the standard of management by the Contractor’s team has declined over the last 10 years. Many have shed their most experienced staff, so as workload picked up they have brought in inexperienced personnel, or as is often the case freelance staff. On a great many projects this leads to problems, including programming and managing the works, and in some cases that I have seen the programming was shambolic.
Of course, the Contractor won’t accept responsibility for any of this!
The Contractor Blames The Subbies
As an ex Specialist Contractor turned professionally qualified consultant I have been fixing Subcontractors problems, cost effectively for the last 27 years, and I have seen this trick used over and over, and over again!
The Contractor blames you for delay and cobbles together a claim against you for – and here are actual figures from a a claim we rebutted last month;
Excessive plasterboard patching: £10,000
Fire stopping: £15,000.00
Delay to overall completion 20 weeks delay: £165,131.00
Total: Minus £133,441.75
Remember, if you do run into this type of set off or any other kind of contractual or payment problem, it will not get better with time!
You need to know what you have to do to protect your company.
Come and discover the Secret Keys To Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit, that we have been putting into practice on behalf of Specialist Subcontractors for the last 27 years.
And they’re are being revealed at our March events;
“Understand Your Contract to Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit”
“Introduction To Contractual Awareness and Using JCT Subcontracts”
WHEN/WHERE IS IT? The dates and fast access venues are as follows;
15 March – Oulton Hall – Leeds close to M1 and M62
22 March – The Nottingham Belfry – Nottingham close to M1 J26
29 March – The Village Hotel – Coventry close to M6 and M40
WHAT DOES IT COVER? We will be unlocking the Secrets To Getting Paid on time every time in a straightforward down to earth easy to follow style using real life examples.
Here’s what your fellow Subcontractors said about our last event;
“Easily digestible information delivered in an interesting and easy to understand format”
“Very detailed and informative”
“Very informative and well delivered”
“We were struggling to get paid; not any longer!”
- Session 1 – Contract Formation
- Session 2 – Introduction to JCT Contracts and Construction Act
- Session 3 – Time, Notices and Delay and Disruption
- Session 4 – Instructions, Variations and Maximising Return
- Session 5 – Getting Paid On Time and the Right Amount
- Session 6 – Resolving Conflicts and Disputes
- Session 7 – Putting It All Together
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is exclusively for Specialist Contractors and is designed specifically to provide a broad appeal for Specialist Contractors staff who work with contracts which includes;
- Contracts Managers;
- Project Managers;
- Commercial Managers,
- Quantity Surveyors,
- Credit Controllers and
WHAT WILL WE GET OUT OF IT? The Secrets To Getting Paid! Specialist Contractors don’t get paid because they don’t understand the contract or don’t apply it when they should. We will reveal all you need to know to enable you to understand the fundamentals of those subcontracts, and how to get paid.
WHAT DOES IT COST? You can book now for preferential discounts and rates – but be quick to ensure you receive your Early Booking Discount!
Book within the next few days and instead of paying £350, you can pay just £315.00 saving you 10% off the standard price.
Book two or more places and you can pay just £280 each saving you 20% off the standard price.
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Booking couldn’t be simpler, just contact Tanya directly on 01773 712116 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your places and she will take care of the rest. She is brilliant!
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