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What is a variation?

Any change to the materials used or the scope of the works to be performed under the contract is known as a ‘variation’. Variations are frequently the cause of cost overruns and building disputes. All variations must be detailed in writing and copied to the owner by the contractor within five business days after they are agreed to, and before any of the variation work commences. (Information sourced from an extract within HIA’s plain language contracts).

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