Format: A4 Paperback Book
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date Published: April 2015
JCT Building Contract and Consultancy Agreement for a Home Owner/Occupier who has appointed a consultant to oversee the work (HOC)
JCT's Home Owner Contracts are designed specifically for people looking for the benefits and protection of a contract when appointing consultants or contractors to carry out their building work.
Employing experienced building professionals ensures that your home building or renovation works are properly managed and completed to a high standard. The advantage of using the JCT Home Owner Contract means that you get peace of mind in knowing that the obligations of all the parties you employ - contractors, architects, surveyors, etc. are clearly set out and defined.
•The pack contains:
•Building contract for a home owner/occupier who has appointed a consultant to oversee the work (two copies - one each for the customer and the contractor).
•Consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier appointing a consultant to provide consultancy services in relation to building work (two copies - one each for the customer and the consultant).
Building contract for a home owner/occupier who has appointed a consultant to oversee the work (HO/C)
•This contract is for a home owner/occupier who has appointed a consultant to administer the contract on their behalf.
•It is suitable for small domestic building work, such as extensions and alterations.
•This is a consumer contract for a residential occupier; therefore it is excluded from the provisions of the Construction Act. However the contract does provide for adjudication in the event of a dispute between the home owner and the contractor.
•The works are carried out for an agreed lump sum (including VAT), which can be paid in a single payment on completion, or agreed interim payments.
•Part 1 (The arrangements for the work) covers:
The work to be done, Planning permission, building regulations and party walls, Using facilities on the premises, Price, Payment, The working period, Product guarantees, Insurance, Working hours, Occupation and security of the premises, and Disputes.
•Part 2 (The conditions) covers:
Contractor’s responsibilities, Customer’s responsibilities, The consultant’s roles, Health and safety, Changing the work details, Extending the working period, Certifying finished work and making good, Payment, Contractor’s continuing responsibility, Bringing the contract to an end, Right to cancel, Insolvency, Other rights and remedies, Law of the contract.
Consultancy agreement for a home owner/occupier appointing a consultant in relation to building work (HO/CA)
•This agreement is for use between a home owner/occupier and a consultant (e.g. architect, engineer or surveyor) who is to provide services.
•It covers a range of services that the consultant can provide, such as producing designs and detailed specifications for the work, applying for planning permission and building regulations approval, and inspecting the building work while it is being done.
•This agreement is designed for use with the Building Contract for a home owner/occupier who has appointed a consultant. It may however be used independently of this contract but care must be taken to ensure it is compatible with the building contract.
•This is a consumer agreement for a residential occupier, therefore it is excluded from the provisions of the Construction Act. However the agreement provides for adjudication in the event of a dispute between the home owner/occupier and the consultant. See Rules for Adjudication (HO/Adj) and explanatory notes
•Part 1 (The consultant's services) covers:
The services, Consultant's fees, Insurance, Disputes.
•Part 2 (The conditions) covers:
Consultant’s responsibilities, Customer’s responsibilities, Changing the services, Paying the consultant's fee, Consultant’s continuing responsibility, Copyright, Bringing this agreement to an end, Right to cancel, Other rights and remedies, Law of the agreement.