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BUILDING INDUSTRY FAIRNESS (SECURITY OF PAYMENT) ACT 2017 - SECT 86

Extending time for deciding adjudication application

86 Extending time for deciding adjudication application

(1) The claimant and respondent for an adjudication application may, before or after the end of the maximum period for deciding the application under section 85 (1) , agree in writing that the adjudicator has additional time to decide the application.
(2) Despite section 85 (1) , an adjudicator may decide an adjudication application within a longer period if—
(a) the claimant and respondent have informed the adjudicator that they have agreed under subsection (1) that the adjudicator has additional time to decide the application; or
(b) the application relates to a complex payment claim and, in the opinion of the adjudicator, the claimant and respondent have failed to reach an agreement mentioned in subsection (1) .
(3) The
"longer period" is—
(a) if subsection (2) (a) applies—the additional time agreed to by the claimant and respondent under subsection (1) ; or
(b) if subsection (2) (b) applies—5 business days after the time the adjudicator would otherwise have to decide the application under section 85 (1) .



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