Beware the legal differences when a home is built using MMC


Standard construction contracts are often unsuitable for MMC projects, so housing providers should have the right protections and agreements in place, Ruth Phillips and Louise Ingram write

The concept of using modern methods of construction (MMC) is still in its infancy, but its popularity has started to grow thanks to the unique benefits it offers. The newly announced MMC taskforce is likely to increase this momentum, generating more funding and giving developers the confidence to give the route a try. 

What is not widely known, however, is that standard construction contracts are often unsuitable for MMC projects, which could cause issues later down the line.

MMC is most often used in connection with modular housing. The structure of the home is built off-site in a factory environment, and then delivered to the development site for assembly.

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