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The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force at the end of the period of 8 weeks begining with the day on which they are made (the “commencement date”).

(2) These Regulations shall extend only to England and Wales.

(3) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

The Scheme for Construction Contracts

2.  Where a construction contract does not comply with the requirements of section 108(1) to (4) of the Act, the adjudication provisions in Part I of the Schedule to these Regulations shall apply.

3.  Where—

(a)the parties to a construction contract are unable to reach agreement for the purposes mentioned respectively in sections 109, 111 and 113 of the Act, or

(b)a construction contract does not make provision as required by section 110 of the Act,

the relevant provisions in Part II of the Schedule to these Regulations shall apply.

4.  The provisions in the Schedule to these Regulations shall be the Scheme for Construction Contracts for the purposes of section 114 of the Act.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Nick Raynsford

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

6th March 1998

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