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Trustmark Launches New Consumer Contract
4th April 2012
TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, has developed a 'Mini Form of Contract' in association with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to protect both homeowners and tradesman carrying out repairs, maintenance and improvements to the inside or outside of homes.
Recently launched at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, the Mini Form of Contract will cost just £4.95. It has been designed specifically for minor works at values of £20,000 or less (at 2011 prices) and with a duration of no more than 12 weeks, described by drawings and / or Specification / Schedule of Works.
The TrustMark endorsed contract will include insurance backed warranty cover, which gives financial protection to both the contractor and client in the event of any issues arising. A Letter of Invitation and Form of Tender document is also included in the Contract enabling the interested firm to complete the requested contract details and associated costs.
Stuart Carter, Head of PR & Marketing, TrustMark, said: "Over the last few months we have been working closely with the CIOB to produce a suitable 'low value' contract, which is fit for purpose and as user friendly as possible. Contracts should reflect the needs of the users i.e. the consumer and the contractor, as well as being legally enforceable to protect both parties.
As we all know in the construction industry there are ever changing legislations and laws so therefore it is vital to keep works contracts as comprehensive as they can be."