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Contractor's Liability for Defects in Private Works
  • Portugal
  • 29 November 2004

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.

Price Revision in Works Contracts
  • Portugal
  • 28 June 2004

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.

Overview (February 2004)
  • Portugal
  • 23 February 2004

Including: Who is Qualified to Build?; Registration; Licence; Subcontracting; Contractor's Obligations; IMOPPI Supervison; Liability for Administrative Offences; Criminal Liability.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados