The new 2020 edition of the RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract has been fully updated to align with the revised riba work plan and is intended to appoint an architect or consultant to provide architectural services. The RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract is a contract with a commercial customer or public authority and is not suitable for non-commercial work done for a client, for example. B for work done in a client`s home. A contract with a consumer client is subject to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and riba recommends the use of the RIBA Domestic Professional Services Contract for work done for a consumer client. Custom-designed forms of appointments by customer solicitors/products can potentially increase the architect`s liability. However, since royalties are entirely dependent on the nature of the project and the circumstances of the appointment, the above figures are not very illuminating. In general, large real estate projects attract much lower royalties than small construction of existing buildings, commercial work is lower than private residential work, work on historic or listed buildings always attracts higher royalties, etc. It is important to note, however, that some of these services are only performed by the architect if they are expressly stated in their appointment documents and are not included in the architect`s fee for all projects. These services are called « other services » for certain forms of appointment. « Other services » might belong: it is in the interest of both the architect and the owner that they fully understand the agreement.
The 2010 RIBA Agreement (2012 review): the consultant was rigorously audited for legal accuracy. Formally recommended by the RIBA and slightly adapted to the needs of specific projects, it presents a secure contractual document for the appointment of architects. Pack contains: Even in the case of speculative work, it is important that there is an agreement between the architect and the client that determines the extent of the service and the commitment of the awarding entity to the architect in the case of the project procedure. In the case of the project procedure, it is customary for the architect to be compensated for the first works. It is important that the practice of non-paying speculative work establishes budgets and sets a ceiling for the amount it performs. The RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract is not suitable for the appointment of the Principal Designer in accordance with the rules of the 2015 HOM, and the RIBA recommends the use of a RIBA Principal Designer Professional Services contract. The forms were not limited to be used exclusively by architects, as other consultants could be hired as part of the consulting and sub-consultant versions. It is legally advisable that both parties each have a signed original version.