Observations (33): Multiple Rights of Retention?

Retentie 2

Building activities at Prinsenvinkenpark have come to a standstill. I do not know the details, but it is obvious that someone has gone bankrupt, possibly the owner. Contractor and sub-contractors have to find a way to get their due for materials they delivered and work they did. One thing they can do is practise their right of retention: the right to retain  an object until it has been paid for. That I can understand, but from the notice-boards on the fence around the building-site one can see that a whole string of companies is exercising this right of retention. Me thinks this is heading for chaos. Feed for lawyers.

10 October 2013, FH