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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They are very easy to use. The contracts also assist by acting as a checklist for essential items in a building contract.

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How disputes are to be resolved. Contarct that is required is to add details of the particular project. Coming to and Investing in the UK. How changes to the services are to be dealt with. It’s always cotract at this time of year to reflect on what has changed in the Scottish real estate market over the last 12 months.

This is a risk which may be quite high 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.

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Indeed both rely on good communication and a pragmatic approach to work. Real Estate and Construction. All services are Director led with over 15 yrs experience in homeoqner A responsive, tailored service Plain english, pragmatic advice Excellent value for money. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances. If these things are agreed at the beginning then the potential for disputes is dramatically reduced.

Returning to HO09 it also comes in two forms: Conract HO09 and MW11 only allow for a start and completion date and cntract is no specific requirement in both to produce a programme although there is nothing to prevent such a requirement being included in the specification. Click here to register your Interest. Under both contract the employer may terminate the contract, subject to a minimum of 7 days notice, for non-performance.


However, the Minor Works contract is in fact quite a sophisticated document and, although intended for contrct projects domestic or otherwise, can be used on larger ones provided that the project requirements are relatively straightforward. The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter.

Both contracts stipulate that no further monies become due until the work has been finished by another contractor. Who owns the copyright in documents prepared by the consultant. Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment. Who will apply for planning permission, building regulation approval and party wall consents.

In practice my sense is that many employers ask their builder to use a certain party yet neither contract makes any provision. The contracts can be obtained from RIBA bookshops www.

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. 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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The length of time the work will take. Besides the endless speculation around the impact of Brexit on the market Delays arising from weather will always be tricky and may not be limited to exceptionally adverse weather as that would rely on the adoption of an implied term.

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Both parties’ health and safety obligations. The services the consultant will provide, in stages, before and after building work starts.


Miss these vital ingredients and any project will fail, which in a nutshell is no different with much larger projects. The parties’ names and addresses.


Do you have a Question or Comment? Webinar – Construction Law Update: Worldwide Europe European Union U. What happens if the works are delayed. A mechanism for describing the works. 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!

Conversely their presence does provide reassurance to clients and, as already touched on, they provide a lever with which to help manage performance. The arrangements for the work. If not at all then it would be best to assume that any bad weather which delays the works will necessitate an extension of time.

If you have not reached agreement with your builder on the things in the contract then you need to do so. 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 The stages need to be carefully defined and quantified so as to avoid front loading or advance payments from occurring which is largely avoided by payments in arrears for work completed under MW 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.