Employers can find themselves at a disadvantage in relation to the contractors when it comes to payless notices. The employer may lack suitable knowledge of their importance and how crucial it is to issue them at the correct time. Contractors on the other hand should have a better understanding from their past experiences. This could leave a risk of them taking advantage of failure to issue notices.
The thing to keep in mind is that a payment or payless notice should be issued shortly after an application for payment is received. That way everything is done correctly and the risk of disputes or issues decreases. The process should be in place before the project begins to ensure this occurs.
There are many different cases when an employer may choose to pay less than they have been billed. It could be they overpaid previously and need to balance it out, or that the contractor has failed to uphold their end of the contract. Regardless of the case payless notices must be issued and explain the reason for the underpayment.
At Amison Dispute Resolutions we can help all kinds of employers in improving their understanding of payment and payless notices. Our knowledge is extensive and includes assisting clients involved in all kinds of construction project, from simple home renovations to large scale new builds. Whatever your needs, we can advise you.
One of our major areas of focus is construction dispute avoidance. By having the right processes in place to issue the correct notices at the right times you can take big steps to avoid problems. We work closely with our clients to ensure they build their knowledge and understand their obligations.
If you are planning a construction project and want to ensure you don’t fall foul of the laws regarding notices please contact us. We can arrange a consultation for you and guide you from the very start of your project to the successful conclusion.