Across all levels of construction, from a small residential extension to the construction of a large housing development, there will always be an employer and a contractor (or contractors) entering into a contractual relationship. What will vary, however, is the nature of this relationship and the organisational structure of the employer and the various members of the professional team.
Most of us have spent the last few months largely confined to our homes, as we do our bit to follow the “stay home” guidance and fight the pandemic. Whilst every household is different, most will attest to the stresses and strains that have evolved from not leaving the house, home-schooling, working from home, working from home whilst home-schooling or being furloughed and unable to go to work.
The Government has published the most recent Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”), taking us into a second lockdown, which will likely remind buyers and sellers of the months in which they could not view houses and building sites, and added complications to exchanging contracts, or completing transactions.