A Short Guide to Consumer Rights in Construction Contracts

by Roland Phillips

Publisher: RIBA Publishing

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 9781859463840

Binding: Paperback

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This essential guide is for all professional advisors and contractors who advise on or make a contract with a consumer.

UK Consumer Rights legislation imposes obligations designed to protect the consumer client which can trip up an unwary architect or contractor and leave them exposed to significant contractual risk, charges of negligence, or statutory fines.

A Short Guide to Consumer Rights in Construction Contracts provides an accessible guide to the legislation, clearly explaining exactly what needs to be done and when.

The guide:

Is applicable to both professional appointments and building contracts

Explains how to comply with all the relevant law, including the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations; The Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations; and The Provision of Services Regulations

Provides easy-to-use model contract clauses and model notes to clients, which the reader can use to outline the client's rights and meet their obligations