Builder's contract

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A very simple contract for a general builder to use for every domestic or business client. Very easy to use. Helps to protect against claims and get money in. Use whether you are self employed as individual or work through a company. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.
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About this builder contract

This is a simple form of builder contract for a self employed general builder to use for every domestic or small business client. Very easy to use. Helps to protect against claims and get money in. Use whether you are self employed as individual or work through a company. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.

This builder contract covers just those areas where you most need legal strength: limiting your liability if things go wrong, cash collection, payment for extras, no posting on social networks. Of course, with the wide Net Lawman experience of the real World, there are a few more helpful points too.

This contract also contains drafting notes to make quite clear what the text means and to advise you on choosing from the options we give.

Key features

As a builder, you need protection. If you have not arranged for up front payment you are always at risk that your client will not pay. We give you the option of several alternative payment procedures from all up front to all on credit.

Limitation of liability features large in this contract. Helps to protect you from a client who thinks he is too clever.

Alternatives to this builder contract

This contract is a very simple version, most suitable for a sole trader. If you want something more suitable for a larger contract, look at Small works contract for builder.

Net Lawman also offers a range of more comprehensive construction industry contracts at Contract for services and other consumer services at Building trades home work contracts.

Contents of this builder contract

  • All about the contract: ground rules
  • Special factors which the client should be aware of
  • Builder’s payment: model terms
  • Builder’s payment: alternative payment arrangements
  • Safety and insurance
  • Confidentiality: no using social networks
  • Limitation of liability
  • Uncontrollable events (just in case you need it)
  • Miscellaneous legal matters
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Recent reviews

Hassle
30 June 2020
Very fair price, available without subscription.
Feels like a helping hand.
Very impressed. I had my contract and all its documents signed. Happy client, happy me.
I will, purchase other documents.
Brilliant service.
David Isherwood
Review of the United Kingdom version
Very Understandable
23 July 2018
by Bill Bedford. I found the Contract to be very understanable for both the Client and the Builder, I will certainly use it and would have no hesitation in recomending it to anyone.
Having been a Builder for the last fifty odd years I have seen a vast amount of Contracts that talk a lot of dribble and confuse both parties. i would give it 5 stars
Bill Bedford
Review of the New Zealand version
Helpful contract
08 March 2018
The contract we downloaded was very helpful. We were very happy that it covered everything we needed and that we could tailor it to suit our needs.
We were very satisfied with the quality and comprehensiveness of the document and found the product very good value. Thanks!!
Brett McMartin
Review of the Australian version
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