Scope and consequences for contracting in practice

New construction contract law

The new construction contract law has been valid since January 01, 2018. Introducing the new provisions, the legislator tried to consider the set of problems occurring as a result of the complexity and the long duration of building projects for the first time. The general provisions under a contract for work are not specific enough for this purpose and not either suitable for practical application. Therefore, the construction contract law had so far been characterized by agreements between the parties and case law.

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