I as Contractor have signed the contract, but Employer did not signed and return copy for a further four weeks beyond the “starting date” as indicated in contract data 1. “Starting date” was meant to be 2nd Jan which was when we the Contractor signed, and yet contract was not signed by them until 30th Jan and then finally a dual-signed copy returned to us.
When did we enter into contract? As Contractor we chose not to place any orders before we knew we had a signed contract – whose liability is this now? Should the “starting date” and hence Completion Date all move on four weeks? If not, why should we have to act at risk whilst we do not know if they will actually sign the contract??