Construction Disputes Resolution – The Essentials

Construction Disputes Resolution – The Essentials

Construction Disputes Resolution 
– The Essentials

Cause of disputes vary from not being satisfied with the quality of the workmanship to concerns regarding safety. If disputes are not resolved immediately, then solving it through legal means may be necessary. Nobody wants a lengthy and costly court case. This is why construction disputes resolution outside of the legal system should be pursued as much as possible. Below are some things you can do to avoid a legal case. 

Written payment schedules and quotes. Construction disputes can be resolved immediately if the customer keeps written payment schedules and quotes. These serve as records of the agreement between the contractor and the customer. The signed quote clearly states the work that has been done while the payment schedule records when payment has been made.

Avoid becoming emotional

When construction disputes do arise, it is important to keep calm and unemotional. Being angry can make matters worse and can prolong the dispute. Keep in mind that the goal is to end up with a decision that will be satisfactory for both parties. 

Hire a professional

If you don’t want to discuss directly with your contractor then you can hire a professional intermediary who can represent you in the negotiations. 


You can also try mediation when trying to resolve a construction dispute. In mediation, the arguments of both parties will be raised before an expert. The expert will then try to get a non-binding agreement between both parties.

These are the essentials of construction disputes resolution that you should keep in mind when you are working with a contractor. If you have questions in regards to your construction dispute, don't hesitate to contact us! We provide adjudication and arbitration services.

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