Notices & Conditions Precedent
The failure to submit notices in the proper form or within prescribed time frames is one of the biggest mistakes that contractors make in connection with claims.
In many forms of contract, a failure to submit notices will mean that the contractor will not be entitled to an extension of time and/or additional payment. In some legal jurisdictions the law will uphold the conditions precedent, yet in others, arguments may be made that they should not be applied.
The Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners has a detailed paper on this subject.
To request a copy, please send an email with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Notices” in the subject line.