The contracts you should use

It's important that you have a written agreement between yourself and your sub-contractors. If you choose to create your own agreement, make sure it includes the following:

  • the name and licence number of the builder/trade contractor 
  • the address of the land where the building work is to be carried out
  • the scope of the building work
  • the commencement and completion dates and any grounds for extensions of time
  • the amount to be paid for the contracted work (inclusive of GST), including details of the amount and timing
  • any deposit and progress payments (where appropriate) – in addition to the final payment

Contract issues

For any contractual problems, please seek legal advice.