Code : 2021139
Event Name : Introduction to the Standard Form of Contract for Decoration, Repair and Maintenance Works
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr. Paul H K Ho was the Chairman (2005-06) of the Quantity Surveying Division of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He was the principal drafter of the Standard Form of Contract for Decoration, Repair and Maintenance Works.
Event Date : 2021-10-04
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-09-30
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : QSD
Organizer : Quantity Surveying Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$210 for non-members
Priority : HKIS Members; first-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

Hong Kong has a huge number of new and old buildings that regularly require decoration, repair and maintenance. For large-scale projects, building owners normally appoint a professional consultant to help them plan, design and administer the project. However, for small-scale projects, some owners directly appoint a contractor to carry out the work. Unfortunately, most owners, as lay customers of construction services, do not have adequate knowledge of building construction and contract. Even if a contract is signed, it may not be detailed enough or one-sided in favour of the contractor. As a result, owners often find themselves in a disadvantageous position in the event of a dispute with the contractor. To give owners a reasonable degree of protection, a ‘Standard Form of Contract for Decoration, Repair and Maintenance Works’ was published by the HKIS for use by laymen. For a building contract used by lay owners, we have to consider the contractual provisions from an entirely different perspective. This seminar outlines the main clauses of this contract and explains the differences between this contract and other standard form of building contracts administrated by building professionals. This seminar also critically examines the considerations underlying the protection of lay owners under this contract.

Remarks :

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Payment : HKD 150