Are you using old construction contracts? If so you may be at risk of not complying with new Commonwealth and State legislation.
An expertly written subcontract is vital to a building project. Subcontracts are governed by complex Queensland legislation which outlines minimum requirements.
However, just using a standard form QBCC document is often not enough. A subcontract should be reviewed by a lawyer to ensure that it complies with all legislation requirements and includes any additional clauses tailored to suit the business.
New QBCC Commercial Subcontract
QBCC recently released a new commercial subcontract primarily designed to document commercial building agreements. This contract, aimed to be used by contractors and subcontractors, was updated in response to changes in State and Commonwealth legislation.
The contract can be found here.
These changes, made at a State and federal level, can leave your business open to liability if you continue to use an old contract. This is particularly relevant if your business uses contracts created prior to July 2018 or contracts produced outside Queensland – either in a different state of from overseas.
It is therefore highly recommended that you seek expert legal advice on drafting a subcontract. Clifford Gouldson will tailor a subcontract to your business needs.
If you would like tailored, expert legal advice regarding subcontracts, contact one of our construction lawyers for further information or advice.