JCT Home Owner Contracts 2021 Edition launched

JCT has launched the latest edition of its contracts for Home Owners, JCT Home Owner Contracts 2021.

The new edition of the contracts includes the Building Contract for a Home Owner/Occupier who has not appointed a consultant to oversee the work (HO/B) 2021 and the Building Contract and Consultancy Agreement for a Home Owner/Occupier (HO/C and HO/CA) 2021.

For the first time, the Home Owner contracts are available via the JCT On Demand digital service. Users will be able to purchase their contract via the JCT Online Store and complete the contract digitally using JCT On Demand’s user-friendly service. The interactive Q&A will help home owners ensure their document is completed correctly and comprehensively.

Hardcopy versions of the new contracts are also available. The HO/B pack includes two copies of the contract, one each for the client and their contractor. The HO/C and HO/CA pack includes two copies each of the contract and consultancy agreement – one of each for the client and one contract for their contractor and one consultancy agreement for their consultant.

The updated 2021 Home Owner web pages also include a helpful sample page, a sample enquiry letter for sending to potential contractors, and updated Adjudication Rules.

A free-to-download update of the Home Repair and Maintenance Contract (HORM) 2021 is also available.

JCT Home Owner Contracts are designed specifically for people looking for the benefits and protection of a contract when appointing consultants or contractors to carry out their building work. They are suitable for small, domestic building works, such as extensions and alterations.

The advantage of using the JCT Home Owner Contract is that home owners are able to get peace of mind in knowing that the obligations of all the parties employed – contractors, architects, surveyors, etc. are clearly set out and defined.

Features of the JCT Home Owner Contracts 2021:

  • Simple and clear – no technical or legal jargon, JCT’s Home Owner Contracts are written in plain English and are easy to fill in.
  • Project Management –building work can be easily managed by recording costs and scheduling all in one document
  • Legal certainty – the JCT Home Owner Contract gives all parties greater certainty should any difficulties arise

For more information, see www.jctltd.co.uk/category/home-owner-contracts.