Format: A4 Paperback Book
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date Published: April 2015
JCT Building Contract for a Home Owner/Occupier who has not appointed a consultant to oversee the work (HOB)
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.
This pack contains the following:
Building contract for a home owner/occupier who has not appointed a consultant to oversee the work (two copies - one each for the customer and contractor)
Enquiry letter (a sample for sending to potential contractors)
About these documents:
For use by householders who will deal directly with a builder for home improvements
Easy to understand and without technical or legal jargon
Gained Plain English Campaign's Crystal Mark for clarity
Not suitable for use in Scotland
•This contract is for a home owner/occupier who has not appointed a consultant to administer the contract. The customer deals directly with the contractor.
•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, Health and safety, Changing the work details, Extending the working period, Payment,
Contractor’s continuing responsibility, Bringing the contract to an end, Right to cancel, Insolvency, Other rights and remedies and Law of the contract.