chapter  21
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Time at large

In the absence of any contractual mechanism for fixing a new date for completion, then no such date can be fixed and the contractor’s duty then will be to complete the works within a reasonable time. Provided the contractor has not acted unreasonably or negligently, he will complete within a reasonable time despite a protracted delay due to causes outside his control. In such circumstances, time is said to be ‘at large’.