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Should I include hard copies of conditions in Joint Contracts Tribunal agreements or can I just refer to them?

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Published on LexisPSL on 19/07/2019

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Should I include hard copies of conditions in Joint Contracts Tribunal agreements or can I just refer to them?

It is not strictly necessary to include the hard copy of the Joint Contract Tribunal (JCT) contract (or indeed any published construction contract) within an agreement for construction works—the parties may agree that the JCT terms are incorporated by reference. It is important, however, to ensure that the full name of the contract (including the edition) is stated, so that there is no ambiguity as to which version of the JCT terms are incorporated into the agreement.

That said, the JCT contracts are all drafted to operate

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