Are we there yet?

In an article for Estates Gazette, Doug Wass considers the meaning of practical completion and why it matters, including the implications of the Court of Appeal decision Mears Ltd v Costplan Services Ltd [2019].

The article covers:

  • the consequences of practical completion for an employer, contractor and third parties;
  • the difference between patent and latent defects and the implications of the decision in Mears;
  • practical steps to take when drafting building contracts.

An online version is available on the EG website (subscription required).