Forms of Contract
Any contract for building work is fundamentally an agreement between two parties, the client (normally referred to in a form of contract as the employer) and the building contractor. The basis of the contract is an offer made by the contractor to undertake the work for a certain sum of money and acceptance of that offer by the client. Building contracts are considered within a separate field of contract law to other forms of contract as the basis for the agreement is ostensibly for the supply of labour and materials and not a contract providing, for example, the sale of goods or contracts for the provision of services.
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