Wise Up Wednesday: Understanding Is The Key

Complex contracts set out by large Contractors can often leave you struggling to understand what it is that you are actually being asked to sign up to, or may have already unwittingly signed up to.


That isn’t surprising given that you didn’t start or grow your business so that you could be a construction lawyer!


You just want to get on with the job of turning raw materials into part of the building, by applying your skill and expertise. That’s all well and good but lack of knowledge often manifests itself in you being treated poorly and paid less than your worth.


And your a lack of legal expertise and contractual knowledge means not knowing how to deal with complicated excuses for delayed or non-payment.


So, to stop things going wrong, or help you when they do, it’s essential that you have experienced construction advice at your disposal. Your mate down the pub, or your solicitor’s general experience doesn’t cover the complexity of construction cases. And whilst they do exist, specialist construction law firms can be very expensive.



First and foremost, you can “Wise Up” and these emails and the free information on our web site can help you do just that. Did you know that you can download our Contractual Toolkit, or have a paperback copy sent direct to your door, absolutely free of charge or obligation? Just Mouse Here


Secondly, you can get 25% off The Streetwise Subbie 4th Edition – Mouse Here


The Streetwisesubbie 4th edition is a rework of the original book “The Streetwise Subbie” by Jack Russell, and now I have brought Jack’s original work bang up to date with help and advice on how to tackle the modern-day world of subcontracting in the construction Industry.


But hurry the publishers offer only lasts until December 2018.



Our team can help you sort out all sorts of difficulties and settle disputes, especially if you’re not sure which route to take or feel you’re being denied what you’re rightfully owed.



Construction disputes of all shapes and sizes are not uncommon due to the complexity of construction – but there are plenty of different ways to settle the matter. Our specialist Construction  Contracts Consultants are able to give expert advice and maximise your recovery in the following areas:



During most projects, interim payments are made throughout the construction period before final accounts are decided. If you feel your payment has been unjustly delayed, is too small, or need help constructing or serving notices, we can help you to resolve it before it escalates into an unmanageable amount.



Recovering retention money after a job is complete can sometimes be difficult, and Contractors love to make excuses to delay repayment or to avoid paying altogether. StreetwiseSubbie has helped countless Subcontractors get back the retention which is rightfully yours.


And we can do that on No Win No Fee basis too!



Specialist Contractors final accounts are often attacked by Contractors even after things have been agreed during the job, and especially on large projects that have taken a long time to complete. Things can get very complicated, but we can help you ascertain what you should receive from a final account and help you resolve any reasons for non-payment.



If you are involved in a dispute over defects, or design our specialists are on hand to ensure you are not getting the blame for something that isn’t your fault. Contact us for specialist construction advice and ensure your rights are protected.



Our Construction Contracts Consultants have assisted Specialist Contractors in literally hundreds of adjudication cases. We can help you achieve the best result from the adjudication process, or even avoid adjudication all together. If you have been served a Notice of Adjudication, or would like to issue one yourself, it is crucial that you take the right advice as soon as possible, so please call our construction law specialist team for a free no obligation chat.



Sometimes adjudication is not your best option. Our construction team can advise which method of construction dispute resolution is right for you, whether that be arbitration, mediation, litigation or indeed adjudication. Contact us today for advice on which course of action best fits your case.



Our membership options are a very cost-effective way to obtain substantial discounts on many of our construction dispute resolution services, some of which are available on a No Win No Fee Basis.


So why not come and join the growing, number of Streetwise Buddies who are enjoying the benefits that membership has to offer?


Improving The Lives Of Specialist Contractors

Our objective is simple. We want to improve the lives of Specialist Contractors. And we do that by bringing you cost effective resources to help make your life easier and your business more profitable.


By working with our Service Delivery Partners across the country, we bring you professional support in all the important areas of your business.


And, because we only work with Specialist Contractors you can be sure that we know the kind of problems you face, and the solutions that work best, which saves a lot of time, and a lot of money.


So please feel free to give us a call on 01773 712116 or email us on info@streetwisesubbie.com.

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