Building contract: small works: client version
- Solicitor approved
- Plain English makes editing easy
- Guidance notes included
- Money back guarantee
About this construction contract
This construction contract is a document to protect the client. It is for the client to buy and use. It is a basic straight forward construction contract for any small works at your home, office or factory. Use it with sole trader or company. Makes clear the self employed status of the contractor. Allows you to define the work to be done and make sure it gets done.
Takes some of the risk out of using an unknown firm. Provides for use of sub-contractors, high level confidentiality and many smaller points.
The construction contract requires that you attach a specification of work. Later projects can be carried out and will automatically be subject to this agreement. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.
As a client, you have the whip hand for payments but you may be less confident when it comes to the specification. If the contract value merits it, use a quantity surveyor to write the specification. If you have to write it, we advise you to use non-technical plain English. Your contractor will benefit from general words, because they give him flexibility. You benefit from precise words, because you get exactly what you want. So make sure the specification states what colour the facing bricks or roof tiles will be; what make of paint is used; safety glass or not; type of radiator valves, and so on.
This construction contract covers just those areas where you most need legal strength: limiting your liability if things go wrong, payment provisions, the specification, no posting bad publicity on social networks. Of course, with the wide Net Lawman experience of the real World, there are yet more helpful points too.
This construction contract also contains drafting notes to make quite clear what the text means and to advise you on choosing from the options we give.
Alternatives to this construction contract
There are no other documents relating to the client side of a construction contract.
Contents of this construction contract
- Definitions of special terms
- Interpretation: explaining the agreement
- Contractor warranties
- Work assignments: specifications and organisation
- Contractor’s obligations
- Contractor’s fees and expenses.
- Use of sub-contractors
- Duration and termination
- Contractor’s indemnity
- Contractor’s other work
- No Assignment
- Uncontrollable events (just in case you need it)
- Miscellaneous legal matters
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current Indian law.
Ask our solicitors about any legal matter for a fixed low price. Our qualified lawyers will answer your question quickly and confidentially by e-mail.
"Easy and fulfilled my needs. The documents are accepted by the other parties solicitors without my waiting for my own solicitors to act. Professional documents, easy to use saved my time and money."Roy Butterworth
"I was recommended to you some time ago - many thanks for an excellent document. I have you in my "favourites" Easy to navigate website - clearly displayed and simple to understand. Very easy to use and edit document in clear English. It has enabled me to present a professional and relevant document to my customers with ease. I will recommend Net Lawman due to easy to use website, documents in clear English and easy to edit, very reasonable and prompt."Martha Walker
"The document was clear to read, easy and quick to use. I will recommend Net Lawman due to ease of usability."Clive Bonny