This building contract template from the Joint Contracts Tribunal is suitable for a homeowner to appoint a builder when the homeowner has already appointed an architect, project manager, or some other consultant who will oversee the works.
Included with the building contract is a Snsultancy Agreement for a home owner/occupier
The contract has the Plain English Crystal Mark for clarity and is designed to protect the homeowner from problems during building works, renovations, and property improvement projects.
The following details should help you use the JCT Homeowner Contracts. If you need any other information please view our JCT Problem Solving Document.
I don’t have the software to open the contract PDF
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I have downloaded the contract but I can’t open it
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Can I use the contract more than once?
No, you can only use the contract for one transaction, i.e. for one builder and one job.
Our terms and conditions strictly prevent you from using the contract for more than the number of purchased uses. Only you, the purchaser, can use the contract. You may not give the contract to anyone else.
Can I use the contract for anything else?
This contract is designed for use by the private consumer engaging a builder. It is not suitable for other purposes.
How do I start using the contract?
Download the PDF and save it to a location on your PC. Then key in the information in the required fields for your project. A minimum requirement is you must fill in the Customer and Contractor’s names and addresses in order to print your contract. You will not be able to print a blank contract.
If you do not fill in the Customer and Contractor’s names and addresses you will receive a warning message that this needs to be done.
How do I print a draft contract?
Please complete the customer and contractor’s names and addresses on page 2 of the contract. Then scroll to page 6 and click the checkbox acknowledging use of the template for 1 contract. Click Save Form and then Print Draft Form.
How do I print a final contract?
When you have filled in your contract scroll to page 6 and save the form. Then click print final form which will remove the watermark, lock your document after which no further changes can be made. You will print out a customer copy and a contractor copy.
This contract ad consultancy agreement are in PDF format.
After you download it, you can edit each PDF to a limited extent in the spaces identified for that purpose. Once you have made all the changes, you then lock the document so no further edits can be made. It is ready for signing.Contents and Guidance for using this Contract
This bulding contract is suitable for a homeowner to appoint a builder when the homeowner has already appointed an architect or some other consultant who will oversee the works. This contract is designed to protect the homeowner from problems during building works, renovations, and property improvement projects.
Employing a consultant such as an architect, surveyor or engineer can give invaluable help in getting the best from your project.
If you don’t want the consultant to deal directly with the builder,document JCT1, the alternative contract for employing a builder will be more suitable.
For a straightforward appointment of a consultant, see our document B151.
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