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PROCURING BUILDING PROJECTS

Our free guide, co-produced with Brachers, will help brief trustees on the legal aspects of procuring construction services.

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GUIDE FOR TRUSTEES: LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUILDING PROJECTS

Procuring a new build or property renovation is one of the more complex and mission-critical projects that many charities embark upon. 

Property development projects can enable charities to expand the breadth and reach of their services, to help more beneficiaries and make a bigger difference. However, they also demand strong planning and organisational skills, informed decision making and an appreciation of the risks to be managed.

Our free guide, jointly produced by CAF Bank and law firm Brachers, is for charity trustees with limited experience of employing construction contractors or procuring building services.

It explores the key legal aspects of a building project, to help you consider how these issues may impact your organisation's project planning, contracting and risk management processes.

This document is intended to give you an overview of areas to be considered but does not replace independent legal advice.

The guide will help charity trustees get to grips with these key questions:

  • How will the route chosen for procuring the building works affect the client's project role and responsibilities?
  • From where can you source a suitable form of building contract?
  • What is a collateral warranty and why will project funders require one?
  • How can you ensure contractors deliver what your charity has paid for?
  • Which other contractual issues should you consider?

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A heritage project is transforming a once declining town into a thriving enterprise hub.

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Building homes to rebuild Veterans' lives

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  • £3.8 million loan

Vulnerable Veterans will soon be able to make use of new state-of-the-art homes and facilities at Aldershot Garrison.

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