What is this contract for?
You can use this novation agreement when a contractor transfers all its rights and obligations under its contract with a client to a new contractor, who steps in and becomes the contractor dealing directly with the client. It is a very short agreement. It can be used, for example, where the employer under the building contract wants to replace an existing contract with a new one.
What are the main issues?
The client or employer is a party to the novation agreement and not only accepts the new contractor in place of the outgoing one, but also releases the retiring contractor from any liability.
The outgoing contractor clearly needs to be sure that it is paid up to date as, once the novation takes place, it will not have any further claim against the employer. Therefore, our contract specifies the amount paid up to the date of the agreement..
As there is no obvious consideration, a novation agreement should be signed as a deed
What detailed terms does the contract contain?
The main points cover:
- New contractor’s position
- Employer’s acceptance of novation
- Outgoing contractor’s fees
For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes which you will receive when you download the document from our website.
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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?
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Contract Author – Giles Dixon
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