Case law: Pre-1993
Waltham Holy Cross UDC employed Amalgamated Contractors to construct 202 houses in Princesfield, Essex. The form of contract was the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)/National Federation of Building Trades Employers (NFBTE) standard. The commencement date was 7 November 1946 and completion was fixed for 7 February 1949. However, the last house was not handed over until 28 August 1950.