The New Year will see the launch of the Construction Industry Forum minor works contract, which was has been carefully hewn from the original CIOB minor works contract that was used successfully for many years up to 2016.
The new version sees a totally updated though importantly recognisable document with a lot more attention on ensuring all parties are clear on their respective responsibilities and liabilities.
The new contract will be promoted as the document of choice for all works up to £150k maximum and has been written to suit almost all areas of construction and related trades so is equally suitable for a landscaping project as a domestic build.
It is expected States Departments, law firms and consumer groups will all encourage its use as a standard in laying out the details required for a successful contractual relationship.
It is intended that the contract will be available online via the newly updated CIF website and Chamber of Commerce website, companies will be able to download a uniquely numbered copy for each project by simply filling in project details.