One of the most common problems we hear when a client’s relationship breaks down with a contractor is that “£x amount has been paid up front”. Whilst this is unfortunate and in no way reflects badly on the client or contractor, we, through the use of common construction contracts, ensure that any client only pays for works actually completed on site. We would typically value the works completed on site on a monthly basis and certify for payment on behalf of the client. The aforementioned processes are typical within the construction industry but sadly a lot of private clients are unaware of this. Engaging McGowan Miller Construction Consultants as Quantity Surveyors will ensure that an inexperienced client receives the same contractual protection that a professional client enjoys.