Construction industry in India is booming. With growing economy, the need for all kinds of buildings is rising. Therefore, all construction sectors are experiencing never seen before development. This development comes with its own share of construction issues. Theses may arise in housing as well as the commercial sector. But, you can rest assured. PocketLawyer is here with solutions for all kinds of construction issues.
Legal Provisions Governing Construction
In India, the following laws govern construction issues as well as their remedies:
The Indian Contract Act, 1872
Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
Building and Construction Workers Act, 1996
Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974
Types of Construction Issues
Payment issues such as delay or dispute in payment
Non-performance of contract
Change in quantity of work Claim for increase in wages Plan Approval from government authorities
Increase in number of building floors
Compliance with municipal policies and the National Building Code (NBC)
NOC from various authorities. Some examples are Water Supply, Fire Services, Airport Authority and Telecom Department
Acquiring building license and paying its fee
Liability for defects
Project documentation and management
Non-observance of safety measures at construction site
Remedies for Construction Issues
The type of remedy will depend on the type of issue. The following list provides possible remedies to the above issues.
Arbitration and alternate dispute resolution such as conciliation
Filing a legal suit Amicable settlement Referring to Dispute Review Boards
Enforcing performance of contracts
How PocketLawyer Can Help?
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