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Posted: 26th February
By: rlf

What are the pitfalls to avoid when acquiring a distressed construction project?

The perfect storm

There is an expectancy within the community of insolvency practitioners that we will see a significant rise in distressed projects in the market later this year. Building on this picture, Barclays have very recently reported that they have made a provision of £4.8 billion for loan defaults due to the pandemic and other major lenders are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks. Distressed pro...

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Posted: 11th February
By: rlf

The ugly reality of the Building Safety Fund

 

With all the recent headlines on how high-rise tenants are being hit by large bills for the replacement of unsafe cladding, it is good news that the government is reconsidering its position on what should be covered in the Building Safety Fund, albeit rather late in the day.

The question rightly being asked is how on earth have we found ourselves in this position, three and a half years after Grenfell?
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Posted: 20th October
By: rlf

Survey Results

RLF recently surveyed a wide range of Contractors across the UK (see below) and captured their candid and sometimes surprising feedback on the commercial challenges ahead. Of particular interest to Clients will be Contractors’ outlook on material shortages, construction costs, programme delays and how risk might impact tender pricing.

Our full survey results are shown at the end of this article. Here are the hea...

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Posted: 21st July
By: rlf

How might Contractors seek to recover their losses and what can we do to protect against it?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that our clients across the UK have been asking us in recent weeks.

RLF Partner, Sean Clemons discusses the issues and the guiding principles.

Sean Clemons
E: sean.clemons@rlf.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 1273 325781
M: +44 (0) 7825 918 992

Covid-19 has had a profound commercial impact for all Contractors. Every single one of their construction projects will ...

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Posted: 16th July
By: rlf

How do we avoid contractual conflict and secure the best commercial outcomes?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions that our clients across the UK have been asking us in recent weeks.

RLF Partner, Chris McLagan discusses the issues and the guiding principles.

 

Chris McLagan
E: christopher.mclagan@rlf.co.uk
T: +44 (0) 141 225 0470
M: +44 (0) 7825 668 769

 
UK Guidelines
On 7th May, the UK Government and the Construction Leadership Council ...

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Posted: 25th June
By: rlf

New social distancing guidelines – too early or not soon enough?

Many of us will have breathed a sigh of relief to hear Boris’s news on the opening of pubs & restaurants and more importantly for our industry, the relaxing of the two-metre distancing guidance.

That said, there are conflicting messages coming from the medical and scientific communities. We have already seen second outbreaks in high-density food markets in China and large meat processing plants in Germany. C...

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