It is the owner's duty to verify whether works are in the agreed condition and free of defects before accepting them. As such, the inspection of the works is a right, but also a burden that the law imposes on the owner, since failure to carry out the inspection implies acceptance of the works without reservation. Inspection must occur within a reasonable period of time.
Under Portuguese law, contractors can revise the price quoted in public works contracts in case of unforeseen changes to the circumstances on which the contract is based. A new regime extends the scope of this mechanism to private works agreements and public goods and services purchase agreements - a timely development, given recent increases in steel prices.
Including: Who is Qualified to Build?; Registration; Licence; Subcontracting; Contractor's Obligations; IMOPPI Supervison; Liability for Administrative Offences; Criminal Liability.