ABIC Contracts

Contract: ABIC SW 2018 H WA Simple Works Housing (Set of 3)

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RRP $305.00
Author:Australian Institute of Architects & MBA
ISBN/Product Code:XX000210

This is the latest issue of the ABIC Simple Works contract, launched in 2018, and can only be used for housing projects. Under the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (HBCA), projects for home building work with a contract price between $7,500 and $500,000, must use a compliant form of contract, such as the SW 2018 H WA. If your residential project has a contract price in excess of $500,000, you could use the standard ABIC MW 2018 contract. The SW contract should be selected to suit each individual project, taking account of its complexity, value and any specific project issues or requirements. Compared to the Major Works (MW) contract, the SW does not provide contract mechanisms for:

--urgent instructions --separable parts to the works (staged practical completion) --change of type of security --security from owner to contractor --dangerous or contaminated materials --encroachments --quality assurance systems --separate contractors.

Under the HBCA, ‘home building work’ is generally constructing, altering, improving or repairing a dwelling (place of residence) and associated work. If the project is the owner’s home or multi-unit housing, there is little doubt that the project involves home building work. If there is any doubt about whether the project is home building, the builder or the owner should get legal advice about whether the Act applies to the project.

Included in this contract pack is 3 copies of the contract, an Information Statement for the Owner (the mandatory Notice for the Home Owner is included in the contract).

The SW H WA also provides a mechanism for the owner to pay the contractor a deposit. The deposit amount is a pre-payment of the contract price and is capped to limits specified in the HBCA and regulations. See the User Guide for more information on the deposit limits and how the mechanism for payment works under the ABIC 2018 contracts.

A Reference Copy for the architect or contractor is available for sale, if you would like to see the whole contract.

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