Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Disputes arising from vaguely defined contractual responsibilities in building services maintenance contracts

Lai, Joseph H. K., Yik, Francis W. H. and Jones, Phillip John 2004. Disputes arising from vaguely defined contractual responsibilities in building services maintenance contracts. Facilities 22 (1/2) , pp. 44-52. 10.1108/02632770410517942

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A clear definition of the responsibilities of the contracting parties is crucial to any contract. However, many building services maintenance contracts contain vague terms that are often causes of disputes, suspension of work, unsatisfactory performance and financial losses. Common vague contract terms include those that require the contractor to be responsible for any replacement and restoration work arising from “fair wear and tear” and “vandalism”. Reports the findings of a survey of maintenance practitioners’ interpretations of these terms, and their experience with the use of such terms in building services maintenance contracts in Hong Kong.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building services, Contract law, Disputes, Hong Kong, Maintenance, Vandalism, Wear
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Group
ISSN: 0263-2772
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29430

Citation Data

Cited 13 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 8 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item