Costs are not usually awarded.

The adjudicator can award costs against a party only if they have conducted the appeal in a way which can properly be described as wholly unreasonable, vexatious or frivolous.

To ask the adjudicator to order the other party to pay your costs, you should complete this online form or make an application to us in writing.

Break down your claim into expenses and time. The adjudicator will consider it and, if necessary, ask the other party to respond.

Please note, you cannot apply for costs until after you receive the adjudicator’s decision.