Examining the implications of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act (The Construction Act), one of the most important pieces of construction legislation in the UK in recent years. The book provides practical guidance to help construction practitioners rise to the challenge of getting to grips with the implications of the Act. The book is written by a lawyer who works with one of the leading law firms engaged in this area and is aimed at all professionals engaged in the construction industry. Contents: Foreword is by Sir Michael Latham - Introduction Are you covered by the Act? How the Act affects your payment terms? What can you do if the new rules are broken? How has the Act changed the standard forms? What do you need to do to comply with the Act? Appendices: Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act - Part 2. Scheme for Construction Contracts. Construction Contracts Exclusion Order Table of statutes and cases.