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The contractor got paid directly by the customer.
The customer paid our fees for consultation/management.
Please check our duties according to the contract with the customer.
a) Discuss the customer’s needs and set a budget for both his services and the building work.
b) Carry out a basic survey of the site where the building work will take place and advise on what other surveys may be necessary.
c) Prepare quotation for the building work and provide professional building contractor.
d) Give guidance about the cost, time and programme for the building work.
e) Prepare a letter or written report about how the customer’s needs can be met.
f) Advise on whether any other consultants should be appointed.
g) Advise on any planning permission or building regulations approval needed, and any appeals procedures.
a) Prepare general specification in a quote for the building work.
b) Apply for planning permission, if necessary (see B3 below).
c) Apply for building regulations approval, if necessary (see B3 below).
d) Lead and co-ordinate any other consultants appointed by the customer.
a) Explain the terms of the building contract and help the customer fill in the details.
b) Explain the consultant’s and contractor’s roles in dealing with health, safety and environmental matters connected with the building work.
After building work has started
Provide all the services listed below.
Regularly inspect the building work to see whether the contractor is generally keeping to his responsibilities under the building contract.
Advise about how any changes to the building work will affect the planned timescales and costs.
Give instructions to the contractor, and extend deadlines if necessary, while the building work is being done.
Check the builder’s invoices to make sure they are accurate. If necessary, explain the invoice to the customer.
When the building work or each stage of the work is finished to his reasonable satisfaction, inform in writing the customer and the contractor.
Give the contractor a list of any faults which have appeared at any time up to 3 months after the finish date and which the contractor must put right.
When the contractor has put right all the faults listed by the consultant, issue a written confirmation (to the customer and the contractor).