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Terms & Conditions
And we have commissioned these Terms & Conditions you may use, for both Residential and Commercial construction contracts:
The Terms & Conditions should be used along with these Sample Quotation forms you may use in your business:
(These T’s & C’s have been professionally prepared for the exclusive use of our members, but we remind our members that the NZCCA accepts no liability nor responsibility for any information provided)
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Consumer Protection Measures
Consumer Protection Measures, as part of the Contract Amendments Act, were passed into NZ law on 1st January 2015. For contracts of over $30,000 (including GST) mandatory written contracts are required and you need to familiarise yourself with these new regulations. Here we provide our members with some links to vital information regarding this:
Construction Contract Amendment Bill
Important changes came into effect from 1 December 2015:
- all payment claims must include a notice
- residential and commercial construction contracts are treated the same under the Act
- adjudication and enforcement processes are improved.
- Information that must be sent out in a Notice of Adjudication
Further changes come into effect from 1 September 2016 (the Act will apply to design, engineering and quantity surveying work), and from 31 March 2017 (retention money withheld under commercial construction contracts must be held on trust).
It is important that the industry understands and applies the changes, which enhance the way the Act will:
- ensure a fair, balanced and appropriate payment regime
- provide a fast and cost-effective adjudication process for people with disputes
- provide enforcement mechanisms to recover any unmade payments
- protect retention money withheld under commercial construction contracts
Read more about how the Act operates with the 1 December 2015 changes on the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) – Building and Construction website
Changes to the Licenced Building Practitioners Skill Maintenance Scheme
The new Skills Maintenance scheme came into effect on the 2 November 2015 – check out these links to find out more