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Revising contract sum: the employer right to set-off payment

Saad, Hafiz (2008) Revising contract sum: the employer right to set-off payment. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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Until today, dispute concerning payment had long plague the construction industry. Despite, on what was written on contract on agreed contract price, the employer always dissatisfied with contractor's work. This led the employer to reject payment issued by the Architect by withholding and later setting off payment in interim certificate. This kind of action had caused the contractor to bring action against the employer in reclaiming the money due to them. On the other hand, the employer will counterclaim against the contractor by putting up excusable reasons in delaying payment. Set off always misconstrued as same as counterclaim or abatement. In related cases, decisions decided by the judge put conditions in construing the terms. The research also concluded that defective works was the key factor of why the employer setting off interim payment to the contractor. In this regard, the Court will depend solely on precedent cases available and the most prominently the provision of set off available in contract. Hence, the employer right to set - off payment must be made according to contract available and not blindly done.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Sciences (Construction Contract Management)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2008; Supervisor : Dr. Nur Emma Binti Mustaffa
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction industry, contract sum, interim
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:5909
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:16 Sep 2008 00:50
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 07:19

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