Contract Advice

Once you have decided on your preferred building contractor you should consider entering into a formal building contract that is suitable for your building project type.  There are standard building contracts, and you should seek guidance from a contract specialist before you decide on which contract you should you use.  A good place to start is 

 

https://www.jctltd.co.uk/category/home-owner-contracts

https://bookshop.rias.org.uk/bookshop/contracts/homeowner-contract-2013-edition-for-use-in-scotland/

https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/resources-landing-page/riba-domestic-building-contract

 

Some of our clients chose not to enter into a formal contract but prefer to agree the work remit directly with their building contractor.  This is perhaps not the best way to proceed as a verbal agreement is difficult to prove if things go wrong.  Remember formal contracts are there to protect you and your building contractor should things go wrong and to protect you where trust has gone.  hLp architecture can provide guidance on which contract(s) you should consider but you should seek your own professional advice from a contract expert before you enter into any agreement.

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