Building contract for a home owner/occupier who has not appointed a consultant to Details of the adjudication scheme are available at Having recently completed a ‘grand design’ of his own using the JCT Minor Works contract, Julian Record investigates whether the JCT Home Owner contract. JCT homeowner contract is suitable for a homeowner who wants to employ a builder, this contract is designed to protect the homeowner.

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Within the extensions of time provisions HO09 also provides that the contractor can claim any reasonable costs where delayed by the customer e. For the inexperienced client that is a positive starting point but the structure and the language are also refreshingly simple to follow, being the contract specifically designed for use by home owners. In reality, however, the incorporation of liquidated damages provisions in a domestic context will at best be treated with extreme suspicion and at worst will either scare off many builders or they will refuse to accept such terms.

However, the Minor Works contract is in fact quite a sophisticated document and, although intended for smaller projects domestic or otherwise, can be used on larger ones provided that the project requirements are relatively straightforward. Events from this Firm. Who owns the copyright in documents prepared by the consultant.

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JCT Homeowners Contracts

Click here to register your Interest. If not at all then contractt would be best to assume that any bad weather which delays the works will necessitate an extension of time. The insurance provisions under MW11 are more sophisticated and provide for a greater range of projects though in the conyract of a residential occupier the contractor should have insurance in place for the works clause 5.

The Draft Scottish Budget The architect’s appointment sets out: Many disputes involving residential building projects arise because of a failure to put in place a formal written contract before work begins and because the parties fail to agree on certain essential things, such as what work must be carried out. The arrangements for the work.


For example, subsidence or vibration resulting from the carrying out of the works might cause such damage, even though the contractor has taken reasonable care. The contracts are drafted in clear, simple language and come with guidance notes.

This is a risk which may be quite contrwct with certain projects, such as those on tight urban sites or in close proximity to old buildings, and in such cases it may be advisable to take out a special policy for the benefit of the employer. Since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim Report in December and the Final Report in Maythe Government has been under increasing pressure to revise building regulations Fancy a city break anyone? The services the consultant will provide, in stages, before and after building work starts.

How disputes are to be dealt with. They are very easy to use. Conversely their presence does provide reassurance to clients and, as already touched on, they provide a lever with which to help manage performance.

Indeed both rely on good communication and a pragmatic approach to work. Scottish Real Estate In More from this Firm. All services are Director led with over 15 yrs experience in practice A responsive, tailored service Plain english, pragmatic advice Excellent value for money. Returning to HO09 it also comes in two forms: If this is the case it should also be made clear in the tender documents so the contractor may allow for appropriate screening and temporary works, and agreement should be reached with the contractor over suitable arrangements.

Neither HO09 or MW11 provides for the appointment of named or nominated sub-contractors thus avoiding a complicated area of contract law.

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Both contracts stipulate that no further monies become due until the work has been finished by another contractor. Under both contract the employer may terminate yomeowner contract, subject to a minimum of 7 days hhomeowner, for non-performance. Preparing a contract may sound like a daunting prospect, but it is, in fact, extremely straightforward because there are standard documents available for home owners to use.

How changes to the works are to be dealt with. All that is required is to add details of the particular project. Be aware though that failure to grant as much access as is necessary to complete the works will entitle the contractor to an extension of time!

How disputes are to be resolved. Our Vision is Simple Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment. Both parties’ health and safety obligations.

Working hours and facilities which the contractor can use. Who will apply for planning permission, building regulation approval and party wall consents. Webinar – Construction Law Update: Coverage Regional and National coverage.

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I like the simplicity of HO09 and would have no hesitation using it …. Worldwide Europe European Union U.

It carries more weight and authority than HO09, a clear example of this being the damages provisions for late completion which are incorporated into MW Miss these vital ingredients and any project will fail, which in a nutshell is no different with much larger projects.

There are two versions of the building contract, one to be used where a consultant has been appointed to oversee the work, and one where the homeowner will oversee the work.

If these things are agreed at the beginning then the potential for disputes is dramatically reduced.