A professional consultant, such as an architect or engineer, can provide specialist advice concerning construction projects

It is best practice to appoint a professional consultant under a written contract, called a professional appointment.

A professional consultant is usually appointed at an early stage of the project as they can guide the client through the project and advise on other professionals that the client may need to appoint.

It consists of a set of terms that detail the obligations of the parties involved. It will also include various schedules which present the scope of services, fees and people involved.

Most appointments in the UK are subject to requirements of the Construction Act 1996 and means payment and dispute resolution procedures must include mandatory provisions.

A client may also require a professional appointment to provide collateral warranties (link) in favour of other parties.

Our highly experienced and friendly commercial property team can assist you when drafting professional appointments to ensure your objectives are met and any risks are minimised.

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