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01 / Commercial

 

TradeBox provides Commercial trade terms and conditions

02 / Domestic

 

TradeBox will shortly be providing Domestic trade terms and conditions

Guidance on When Commercial Trade Terms and Domestic Building Trade Terms are Needed

Here's some guidance from the lawyers*
 
 
Guidance on when Commercial trade terms are needed*

These are contracts for all construction work and the supply of related goods and services that is not domestic building work.

For example:

  • Civil contracts

  • Contracts with a builder (residential or commercial)

  • Contracts with a commercial building owner or commercial tenant

  • Domestic building contract under $3,300 (including materials, labour and GST)

  • Contracts with owner-builders

  • Contracts with federal, state, territory or local government

*This guidance was provided to TradeBox Australia by Aitchison Reid Building and Construction Lawyers. Individual liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation. Read more about Aitchison Reid.

Guidance on when Domestic Building trade terms are needed*

Domestic building contracts must be used for all domestic building work over $3,300 (including materials, labour and GST).

This means that if you want to use your TradeBox trade terms for domestic building you must use these Domestic Building trade terms.

The maximum fine for not using a domestic building contract is currently $13,345.  So it’s a costly mistake if you get it wrong.

The definition of domestic building, which stretches over the governing Act and Regulations is complicated.


So, we’ve come up with a simplified version.


You are probably doing domestic building work, if you are:

  • doing building work to a residential dwelling or property;

  • contracting with the owner or the owner’s agent (including a body corporate or real estate agent); and

  • the work is more than $3,300 (including materials, labour and GST).

*This guidance was provided to TradeBox Australia by Aitchison Reid Building and Construction Lawyers. Individual liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation. Read more about Aitchison Reid.

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