Building
Agreement between the Owners and The Contractor on Fee Plus Cost of Labour and
Materials

This
Agreement made at ………………….. on this …………. day of
………………2000, between Shri…………………… S/o …………………..
resident of ………………………… (hereinafter called ‘the owner’
which expression shall unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be
deemed to include his heirs, legal representatives, executors and administrators)
of the ONE PART and M/s ABC Builders & Contractors, a partnership firm
registered under Partnership Act, 1932 and having its registered office at
……………… (hereinafter referred to as ‘the builders’ which expression
shall unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be deemed to include
every partner for the time being of the said firm, the survivor or survivors or
the legal representatives, executors or administrators of the last survivor of
the Other Part.

Where
as the first party is the owner of the plot of land admeasuring
……………….. sq. meters bearing plot No. ……….. city survey No.
…………………. Khasra No. ………………… situate, lying and
being at …………………. Tahsil and District ………………….
(hereinafter referred to as the “said plot of land”) and is desirous
of getting a house constructed on the said plot of land.

and
Whereas the first party has appointed Shri …………….. as the architect
and the said architect has prepared the plans, drawings and elevations of the
said intended house and the specification of the works to be done and of the
materials.

AND
WHEREAS the second party is a big contractor and is having vast experience in
construction of big buildings and has agreed to construct the house on the said
plot of land.

Now it
is Agreed by and Between The Parties as Follows:

1.    
The
builders will construct the building on the said plot of land in conformity
with the plans, drawings, specifications and elevations as prepared by the
architect which has been annexed hereto and marked as Annexure A, with the
material of best quality and in the most substantial and workman like manner
and to the satisfaction of the architect.

2.    
The
builders hereby undertake to commence the construction within fifteen days of
execution of these presents and complete the construction on or before the
expiry of ………………. months from the date of execution of these
presents in accordance with the plans duly approved and sanctioned by the
Municipal Corporation of ……………………………. and specifications
and conditions as are set out in Annexure A hereunder written.

3.    
If
the builders fail to complete the said work within the period as stipulated in
the foregoing provision, the builders shall, at the option of the owner but
without prejudice to the other rights under law of the owner and other
provisions herein, pay liquidated damages calculated at the rate of
Rs………. per day (but subject to a maximum of 2% of the total contract
amount payable by the owner under this agreement) for the period between the
said stipulated time for completion of the works. The builders hereby
specifically agree and authorise the owner to deduct such liquidated damages,
if any, from any installment of payment becoming due and payable to the
builders in terms of this agreement.

4.    
The
owner will pay to the builders a sum of Rs…………. out of which the owner
shall pay to the builders weekly such sum as may be sufficient to defray the
expenses incurred by the builders in respect of materials used in the works,
checked and certified by the architect, Rs ……… on the certificate by the
architect that the work upto first floor has been completed, the further sum of
Rs …………. on the certificate by the architect that the work upto second
floor has been completed and the balance shall be paid on the certificate by
the architect that the said works have been completed in all respects according
to the agreement and the builders have at their own expenses removed and
cleared all scaffolding, fencing, unused materials and rubbish from the
premises and made and prepared the bungalow fit for use and habitation and
immediate occupation. However, a sum equivalent to 5 per cent of the total
contract amount payable by the owner under this agreement shall be retained by
the owner as retention money, which shall be paid after a period of 12 months
from the date of handing over the said bungalow complete in all respects and
fit for occupation. The builders hereby agree and undertake to rectify all such
defects as may be found or detected during the period of 12 months. If the
builders fail to rectify the defects pointed out or decline to cure such
defects as pointed by the owner within fifteen days from the date of reporting
to the builders, the owner shall be entitled to have such defects cured by such
other agencies as it may deem fit at the entire cost and risk of the builders
and utilise the retention money; Provided further that in the event of the said
retention money being inadequate to meet such costs, charges and expenses
incurred by the owner for curing the defects in the construction, the builders
shall within 7 days of a demand in writing made by the owner make good the
defect, failing which the builders shall be liable to pay the same together
with the interest at 15% per annum.

5.    
The
owner shall allow free ingress to and egress from the premises to the builder’s
servants, employees, sub-contractors and all other persons, who are necessary
in connection with the carrying out of the works under the agreement.

6.    
The
builders shall indemnify the owner in respect of all claims, damages or
expenses payable in consequence to any injury to any employee, workman,
nominee, invitee while in or upon the said premises. The builders shall also be
responsible for any damage to buildings, whether immediately adjacent or
otherwise and any damage to roads, streets, foot-paths, bridges or ways as well
as all damages caused to the buildings, and work forming the subject to this
contract by frost, rain, wind or other inclemency of weather.

7.    
If
the builders abandon the contract or fail to commence the work or suspend the
progress of the work for 14 days without any lawful excuse under these
conditions, or fail to proceed with the works with such due diligence and fail
to make such due progress as would enable d the works to be completed within
the time agreed upon or fail to remove materials from the site or to pull down
and replace work for seven days after receiving from the architect written
notice that the said materials or the works were defective and rejected by the
said architect or neglect or fail persistently to observe and perform all or
any of the acts, materials or things required by this contract to be observed
and performed by the owner for seven days after written notice shall have given
to the builders requiring them to observe or perform the same and the architect
certifies in writing to the owner to the said effect, then and in any of the
said cases the owner may, notwithstanding any previous waiver, after giving
seven days notice through the said architect in writing to the builders
terminate the licence in favour of the builders and in so far as it relates to
the completion of the remaining construction work, but without thereby
affecting the powers of the architect, or the obligations and liabilities of
the builders, the whole of which shall continue in force as fully as if this
Agreement had not been so determined. And the owner by his servants or agents
may enter upon and take possession of the work, tools, scaffolding, sheds,
machinery, power, utensils and materials lying upon the premises or in the
adjoining lands or roads and use the same as its own property or may employ the
same by means of its own servants and workmen in carrying on and completing the
work or by employing any other contractor or other person to complete the works
and the builders shall not in any way interrupt or do any act, matter or thing
to prevent or hinder such other contractor or other person or persons employed
for completing and finishing the works or using the material and plant for the
works.

8.    
When
the said works are terminated in the manner as stipulated in the foregoing
provision, the architect shall give a notice in writing to the builders to remove
their surplus materials and plant, and should the builders fail to as so within
a period of seven days, after receipt thereof by them, the owner may sell the
same by public auction and give credit to the builders for the net amount
realised. The architect shall thereafter ascertain and certify in writing, what
(if any thing) shall be due or payable to or by the owner, for the value of the
said building and materials so taken possession of by the owner and the expense
or loss which the owner shall have been put to in procuring the work to be
completed and the amount, if any, owing to the builders and the amount which
shall be so certified shall thereupon be paid by the owner to the builders or
by the builders to the owner, as the case may be, and the certificate of the
architect shall be final and conclusive between the parties.

9.    
The
builders shall be bound to appoint an engineer competent to receive
instructions from the architect from time to time, on behalf of the builders at
all reasonable hours and all directions given to him by the architect shall be
deemed to have been given to the builders.

10.  The
owner or his representatives shall be entitled to inspect the progress of the
construction work and materials used for the construction and they shall be entitled
to point out to the architect any defects in the construction work, quality of
workmanship or materials d used when such defective work is in progress or
being executed or such material is brought on site. If the architect will be
satisfied about the objections raised, the said architect shall certify the
same in writing and direct the builders to rectify at their own cost the defect
in the said construction work or remove such defective materials and the same
shall be rectified or removed by the builders as directed.

11.  All
disputes or differences relating to the specifications, designs, drawings and
as to quality of workmanship or material used in the work or as to any other
question arising out of or relating to the contract, design, drawings, specifications,
orders or otherwise in connection with the agreement or the carrying out of the
works, whether during the progress of the work or after the completion or
abandonment thereof shall be referred to the sole arbitration of two
arbitrators, one to be appointed by each party. The arbitrators shall appoint
an umpire before entering upon the reference. The parties would cooperate and
lead evidence, etc. with the arbitrators and if one of the parties does not
cooperate or remains absent at the reference, the arbitrators or the umpire
would be at liberty to proceed with the reference ex-parte. The arbitrators or
the umpire shall keep record of the oral evidence adduced by the parties and
submit the same to the court at the time of filing of the award, along with
documentary evidence produced before them or him by the parties or their
witnesses. The proceeding of the arbitrators or the umpire shall be recorded in
English and a carbon copy whereof shall be furnished to each party. The
arbitrators or umpire shall be entitled to appoint stenographer, for recording
proceedings of the arbitration, consult an expert, after previous notice to the
parties to the reference, the cost whereof shall be borne equally by the
parties. The fees of the arbitrator appointed by a party shall be borne by the
party, so appointing and the fees of the umpire and the other arbitration
expenses shall be borne equally by the parties. The arbitrators shall make
their award, with reasons for the decision, within six months from the date of
entering upon the reference. If the arbitrators have allowed their time to
expire without making an award or have delivered to any party or to the umpire
a notice in writing stating that they cannot agree, the umpire shall forthwith
enter on the reference. The umpire shall make his award within tour months of
entering on the reference or within such extended time, as the parties may
agree. The award of the arbitrators, or umpire, as the case may be, shall be
final, conclusive and binding on the parties and shall not be challenged on any
ground except collusion, fraud or an error apparent on the face of the award.
This reference to arbitration shall be deemed to be a reference within the
meaning of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 or any statutory modification
thereof. No action can be taken under this agreement for the enforcement of any
right without resorting to arbitration under this clause.

12.  This
agreement shall be executed in duplicate, the original shall be retained by the
owner and the duplicate by the builders.

In
Witness Where of the parties have signed these presents and a duplicate
thereof, the day and year first hereinabove written.

Signed
and delivered by ……………….. the owner

Signed
and delivered by M/s ABC Builders and Contractors, the builders, by its
partners

WITNESSES;

1.

2.

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