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If a contractor runs over time and an architect over-certifies, will there be any legal issues should the employer desire to terminate the contract?

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asked Feb 6, 2013 in JCT Contracts by JCT Experts (-20 points)  

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All the standard forms of contract state explicitly that the architect is only permitted to certify amounts that are properly due, therefore in this scenario the architect has acted in breach of contractual obligations. There will certainly be problems in the case of termination, as the situation needs to be rectified during the issuance of the next certificate.
answered Feb 6, 2013 by JCT Experts (-20 points)