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Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012
("CIPAA")

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CIPAA 101 | Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012

Defending Against a CIPAA Claim

Given the high success rate of a CIPAA claim against the non-paying parties / Respondent, it naturally places enormous pressure and stress on the Respondent upon the receipt of a CIPAA claim.

In this article, we set out to explain the defences a Respondent may put up to defeat a CIPAA claim.

There are 3 types of defences a Respondent may raise: 1. Substantive Challenge 2. Technical Objection 3. Counterclaim / Set-Off

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CIPAA Consulting News & Update Background

CASE UPDATE: Non-Paying Party can only ‘zerorize’ claim and will not have a positive claim against Unpaid Party

Tenaga Poly Sdn Bhd v Crest Builder Sdn Bhd  Originating Summons No. WA-24C-44-06/2016
Any set-off, deduction or counterclaim introduced by the Non-Paying Party (such as LAD, rectification costs advance payment) can only operate to ‘zerorise’ the Unpaid Party’s claim.

The Unpaid Party would NOT be made to pay the Non-Paying Party in the CIPAA Proceeding even if the set-off, deduction or counterclaim is greater than the CIPAA Payment Claim amount.

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