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BU590 Contracts in the building industry (2015)

Product Description

Clarifying and documenting the intentions of both parties to a contract before the work starts can avoid costly and time-consuming disputes and litigation. This bulletin explains what a contract is, the types of building contracts available and how they relate to the building process.

This bulletin replaces and updates Bulletin 580 of the same name.

The bulletin covers:

  • parties to a building contract
  • scope for contractual problems
  • basic legal requirements
  • implied warranties
  • what form must a contract take
  • types of building contracts
  • standard forms of contract
  • benefits of a written contract.