Architects Appointment Contract

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Thank you for considering us to act as Architect for your project. Below you can find the a copy of the ACA Standard Form of Agreement for the Appointment of an Architect (ACA SFA) where you can find the terms in detail. In particular you can find the basis of our charges, payment notices, no set-off, dispute resolution and costs, our liability, etc and I understand that you accept these terms.

Our Fees have been agreed based on the Construction Cost calculated in accordance with the contract. Fees, expenses and disbursements will be charged as shown in Schedule 3. The Fee includes specific number of site visits. Any additional site visits will be charged on a time basis. We will submit accounts in accordance with Schedule 3. Further information on fees can be found here.

Important Information

It is likely that the CDM Regulations (health and safety) will apply to your project, you will need to agreed to appoint us as CDM Coordinator. The Health and Safety Executive have information on your duties here.

We confirm that we will maintain professional indemnity insurance cover for the amount and time as shown in Articles 7 and 8. We comply with the Consumer Service Regulations by displaying the required details of our professional indemnity insurance in each of our offices.

The Architects Registration Board require us to inform our clients that architects are subject to the disciplinary sanction of the Board in relation to complaints of unacceptable professional conduct or serious professional incompetence.

You can download our standard appointment contract here:
ACA Contract 2012 A
For minor works and works not signed as ACA Contract above the small works contract applies. This can be found here:
Small Works Contract