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Completion & Retentions

Completion & Retentions Without doubt the messiest part of projects we see is the end. Rarely is the completion processes of a project followed as per the contract. If there is no contract then no one brings any formality to the end of works. Very [...]

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Stop Waiting for Payment

Stop Waiting for Payment Here’s a question for you... what is the most common period of time that elapses between a payment being due and the contractor sticking up a hand and asking for help? 8 months!!! That’s right. In the hundreds of payment matters [...]

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Payment Withholding Request

Payment Withholding Request Payment Withholding Request – NSW SOP Act 2010 Amendment NSW Payment Withholding Request Form For more great articles and video information about dealing with the Security of Payment Act go to www.securityofpaymentsguru.com or call us on 1300 669 [...]

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Getting Paid… When no one else is

Getting Paid When Your Client Goes Under I have lost count of the number of times contractors call me saying that their client has gone into administration, and asking “So is that it? Have I lost my money?” Sadly in most instances the answer is [...]

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You Need to Value it to Get PAID for it

The Importance of Valuing Your Work Few contractors understand the need for an easy-to-understand method of valuing their work. In a payment dispute, getting the client to accept that additional work means additional cost is only half the battle. The real battle is agreeing on [...]

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No Payment Ahead

The Warning Signs of Non Payment When I sit in front of my clients and ask them to tell me the story of their payment issue I often hear warning sign after warning sign that my client did not pick up on. They tell me [...]

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When does non payment become Debt Recovery?

From Non Payment to Debt Recovery I know that sounds like a weird question and it doesn't even seem to make sense. Isn't 'non payment' and 'debt recovery' kinda the same thing?In fact they are very different. It is that difference that explains why trade contractors wait [...]

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Problem With Part Payments

Dealing With Part Payments Most of you would wonder what could possibly be a problem with getting some money. Even if it’s not all you have claimed, surely it’s better than nothing.Yes it is better than nothing, but it can cost you more than what you’ve [...]

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Why Clients Don’t Pay

Why Clients Don't Pay Many contractors suffer non-payment frequently and struggle to get what’s owed to them. Non-payment is a disease affecting the construction industry. For a long time, contractors had virtually no bargaining power with which to extract payments from head contractors or principals. [...]

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Good Blokes

Good Bloke's Don't Get Paid You’ve done the right thing by your client. You’ve completed the work, you’ve met the deadlines asked of you, and you’ve even thrown in some extras at no charge. Your client has not paid the last three progress claims but you [...]

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Paperwork Gets You Paid

How Paperwork Gets You Paid I know a contractor who was asked to do so much additional work that the value of the variations exceeded the original contract price. When it came to payment time the client flat-out refused to pay any of the variations [...]

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Project Pictures

Why Photos Are Worth $100,000.00 There is that old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well in the building and construction game, a good picture can be worth much, much more. So often when conducting payment claims for clients I come across [...]

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Settlement Offers

How To Accept Settlement Offers I recently had two clients (let’s call them Jason and Peter) who were both offered a settlement deal by their debtors. Contractors Debt Recovery had made adjudication applications on behalf of both of them, and the offers had been received [...]

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Variations

How to Get Paid for Variations Getting paid for variations is the holy grail of contracting. It is by far the most common battleground for payment disputes, but least understood. What is a Variation? A Variation is either and addition to, or reduction to, or [...]

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The Secret of Variations

The Secret of Variations All right. Anthony Igra again from Contractors Debt Recovery. Welcome. Today, we’re going to talk about variations the no. 1 hottest topic. How do you deal with variations? Okay. The most important aspect of variations is to know that it is [...]

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