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Building & Construction Law in Singapore
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Need to resolve your building contractual issue? Get legal support from our accredited building and construction lawyers today.
In Singapore, building and construction laws help to govern contracts formed between participants in the building and construction industry. Additionally, the rights and liabilities of parties are dictated by the law as well. With your best interests at heart, our legal team can help to negotiate and draft contracts between you and the other party. Possible parties may include landowners, builders, architects and contractors.
Our experienced team of building and construction lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of Singapore building law and are ideally placed to assist you with all of your building and construction needs. Drawing on our extensive experience with clients from a range of industries, we are ready and willing to assist you in drafting and vetting your contracts so that it fully complies with local laws, is legally binding and avoids any possible loopholes.
Here at I.R.B Law, our Building & Construction Lawyers, aim to offer a wide range of services to suit your needs, of which include
- Drafting and negotiating of contracts for your building
- Protection of Security interests
- Applications for Tender of a site and project
- Construction claims
- Consultancy contracts
Our high degree of expertise on such issues means we are fully equipped to assist you in solving your case.
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What types of contractual arrangement exist in Singapore?
There are two types of contractual arrangement between parties, namely traditional contracts and design build contracts. In the traditional sense, the contractor is responsible for only the construction of the building while the design remains part of the consultants’ job. On the other hand, with design and building contracts, the contractor agrees to take on full responsibility for the building constructed and accept duties related to design.
There are also standard form of contracts for both types. Standard form contracts consist of standardized terms and conditions about payment, deviations and substandard work, making them easier to administer. Conversely, non-standard form contracts may contain ambiguities that make them less recognizable. Depending on your industry and your individual situation, our lawyers will advise you on the appropriate standard contract form to use and how a non-standard form contract can be framed to best protect your interests.
What is a building code?
A building code is a law emplaced by a local authority that establishes the minimum standards necessary for building design, construction, quality and location. There are also specialized codes for plumbing, electrical and fire safety. Building codes deal with most remodeling projects as well.
What types of projects are covered in building and construction law?
Potential matters in this field include oil and gas projects, building construction, land reclamation, process engineering, sports and leisure facilities, and water/environmental engineering work.
What we can do
At I.R.B Law, we know that dealing with numerous building and construction permits while managing projects can be a hassle. Our lawyers can assist you in getting the necessary permits needed and also ensuring that your projects stay within the regulations of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Moreover, we know applying for a Certificate of Statutory Completion for your building can be complex and tiresome. Our longstanding experience enables us to effectively clarify and guide you through such processes.
Here, our focus is on you, the client, and making sure you get the best quality of legal assistance. If any issue arises, please don’t be afraid to contact us.
I.R.B. Law is recognised as a team of leading Singapore lawyers with a track record of trustworthiness and reliability in contract matters. Our lawyers have over a century of a combined experience as solicitors and are ready to assist you with your contract matter.
We firmly believe that everyone should be entitled to a legal advice and guidance. Should you be in a position where you may need our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.