'Construction'

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Rights of Light

The SCSI and The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) have published a joint guidance note for professionals on the topic of Rights of Light. With the direction and assistance of a cross-professional group specialist panel of chartered surveyors, this guidance deals with easements known as rights of light and outlines current best practice for surveyors in this field.

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Retention

This guidance note looks at the general principles of retention, including law; reasons for inclusion within a contract; retention levels and how amounts are deducted, certified or released. The guidance note also reviews common issues including financing; insolvency, and defects rectification.